Man Remains Incompetent to Stand Trial for Mother’s Murder

A Baltimore man accused of killing his mother remained incompetent to stand trial, according to counsel, during his six-month status hearing on Jan. 26.

Mumwaldi Kearney, 49, allegedly stabbed his 68-year-old mother, Shari Smith, to death inside their home on the 4400 block of Manorview Road on April 12, 2021, CBS Baltimore previously reported. He was charged with first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure.

On Wednesday in mental health court, defense attorney Sharon Bogins Eberhart, who stood in for Euphus Belu-John, said as medical report ruled the defendant was still incompetent to stand trial, citing him as a danger to others.

Kearney was first ruled incompetent last July.

However, the report also stated that Kearney is restorable but was refusing to take his medication.

When given the opportunity to speak, Kearney informed Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin that he was “not incompetent by any stretch of the imagination.”

Judge Rasin rescheduled Kearney to return to mental health court on July 27 to reassess his case.