Judge Pushes Attempted Murder Defendant’s Hearing Pending NCR Evaluation

The Circuit Court Medical Office made a request for an extended mental evaluation for 35-year-old defendant Ahmad Moulden before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale Rasin on Feb. 15. 

In January, Moulden was admitted to Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center for a competency evaluation according to defense attorney Granville Templeton. 

On Feb. 13, a report found the defendant competent to stand trial. 

During Wednesday’s hearing, Templeton requested an outside competency evaluation because the results appeared inaccurate and were not consistent with his client’s history. 

In addition, he said a not criminally responsible plea (NCR) from Sep. 9, 2022, still needs to be evaluated.

The prosecution said an outpatient evaluation would be appropriate since Moulden’s medication has been discontinued in the hospital. Mouden has no psychiatric treatment currently being provided, said Templeton. 

Judge Rasin signed a new order for the NCR evaluation and postponed the mental health hearing to April 18.

A trial date has yet to be determined.

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Moulden is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, having a loaded handgun on his person, having a handgun on his person, and discharging a firearm in connection to an incident that occurred on July 10, 2022.

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