Mental fitness of Davis stabbing suspect Carlos Dominguez now in question. ‘I don’t want an attorney’

The attorney for accused Davis serial stabber Carlos Reales Dominguez questioned whether his client was mentally sound enough to proceed with his case, forcing a Yolo County judge to suspend criminal proceedings.

Doctors will now begin evaluating the 21-year-old, who is being held on murder and attempted murder charges with special circumstances in the killings of two Davis men, including a UC Davis student, weeks from graduation and the critical wounding of a homeless woman in her encampment.

Yolo Superior Court Judge Samuel McAdam told attorneys to return to his Woodland courtroom June 20 for a competency hearing.

In the Woodland court room Monday, Reales Dominguez, his long black hair again a veil over his eyes, was clad in a heavy green safety vest and shackled at the wrists and waist. He sat next to Yolo County public defender Dan Hutchinson and tried several times to speak during the hearing, before finally declaring that he no longer wanted Hutchinson to represent him.

“I don’t want an attorney,” Reales Dominguez said, as he rose from his seat.

Reales Dominguez will remain held without bail in Yolo County custody while criminal proceedings are suspended.

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