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In mental health court on Nov. 15, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin heard the most recent competency status of a defendant charged in his mother’s murder.
During the hearing, Kuniken’s presence was waived as he refused to appear. Defense attorney Ana Hernandez represented him.
This month Kuniken was to be reassessed for mental competency; however he wouldn’t take part in the evaluation. Officials from Clifton T. Perkins Hospital say he is a danger to himself and others in the community. The hospital also reported that Kuniken was violent with staff.
Kuniken had been found incompetent during two prior hearings, most recently on April 19.
He is scheduled to have his next competency evaluation on May 15, 2024.Follow this case