Psychologist: Monsey Hanukkah stabbing suspect incompetent to stand trial

According to federal documents, it does not appear Thomas will be ready to stand trial in the foreseeable future.

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2021, 2:20 PM

Updated 1,173 days ago

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Grafton Thomas, the man charged with stabbing five people at a Hanukkah party in Monsey in December 2019 is presently incompetent to stand trial.
That's according to the latest evaluation of a psychologist who has been examining and treating Thomas at a federal facility.
According to federal documents, it does not appear Thomas will be ready to stand trial in the foreseeable future.
Thomas was indicted by a federal grand jury and also faces state charges.
One of the victims stabbed, a 72-year-old rabbi, died three months later.
Thomas' lawyer has argued his client is mentally ill and unfit to stand trial.


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