FOLLOWUP: Competency evaluation ordered for West Seattle burglary/sex-assault suspect

Keelan Malone was back in court today, almost two weeks after the 26-year-old was charged with burglary and indecent liberties in a mid-June burglary/sexual-assault incident near 13th and Roxbury. The court documents from the hearing reveal two actions of note: First, Malone wanted to dismiss his defense lawyer, but the judge said no. Second, a motion was granted for his competency to be evaluated, and the documents say it will be done at Western State Hospital. Meantime, he remains jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.

2 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Competency evaluation ordered for West Seattle burglary/sex-assault suspect"

  • chemist July 12, 2018 (8:56 pm)

    Is the Kierra Ward hearing still scheduled for tomorrow/do they enter competency filings ahead of the hearing? I’m kind of amazed how long it has taken to have a competency hearing for an October incident.

    • WSB July 12, 2018 (9:39 pm)

      Checking the file, seems she had a hearing today, was found incompetent, and will be sent to WSH for an attempt at restoring it. Separate story to come.

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