Man accused in stabbing of student to be re-evaluated
BOULDER – A man accused of slashing a University of Colorado student’s throat is scheduled to be re-evaluated in 90 days to see whether he is competent to stand trial.Boulder District Judge John Stavely made an initial finding in October that Kenton Astin, 39, was incompetent to stand trial. Stavely again found Astin incompetent Monday but said he would re-evaluate the suspect’s condition in 90 days to see if a new regime of psychiatric drugs helps his condition.Astin, who is charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, is accused of slashing Michael Knorps on campus Aug. 27 before stabbing himself.Astin was transferred to the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo after his arrest.In 2001, Astin pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to stabbing a Longmont man and spent five years at a state mental hospital before being released.
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