LOS ANGELES —  A court date has been set to determine whether or not a man suspected of stabbing three homeless people in the back and leaving behind “death warrants” is mentally fit to stand trial.

Courtney Anthony Robinson, 37, will attend a hearing to determine his mental state on Aug. 20, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

To be considered competent, a defendant must show the ability to consult with and understand their attorney and that they understand the proceeding being conducted against them, according to the National Judicial College’s Mental Health Competency model.

Robinson is charged with three counts of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing two men in their 50s and a woman in her 40s in the back as they slept.

The attacks occurred in early to mid-July. One of the male victims was stabbed July 17 on a bus bench on the 500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Robinson surrendered to police on July 20, although he plead not guilty at his arraignment. He remains in custody. His bail was initially set at $3 million.

If convicted, Robinson faces life in prison, according to the DA’s office.

 

ashley@smdp.com