‘Show-Me Jihad’ Murder Suspect Committed to Mental Institution

Apparently, 23 months wasn’t long enough for court-appointed mental health professionals to determine whether or not Mohamed H. Dawod (a.k.a., the “Show-Me Jihad” murder suspect) was in his “right mind” when he allegedly shot and killed a fellow traveler at a Springfield, Mo., bus station less than 48 hours before the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Mohamed H. Dawod

Mohamed H. Dawod

Yesterday morning, a hearing — something you knew was happening only if you read about it at BobMcCarty.com — was held in Judge Dan Conklin‘s 31st Judicial District courtroom in the southwest Missouri city.

Notably, the hearing took place four months after Dawod, a 25-year-old resident of Glendale, Ariz., at the time of the shooting, pleaded “not guilty” due to insanity to charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Justin Hall, 32, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  Total strangers before the shooting, according to all reports, both men had been passengers on a Greyhound bus that was en route from Amarillo, Texas, to St. Louis and had stopped in Springfield.

According to a report n the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader this morning, Dawod has been committed in an attempt to deal with his mental health issues, and his case will likely be reconsidered by Judge Conklin in six months.  One possible outcome of future court hearings is that Dawod could be committed to a mental institution permanently.

As I noted in an update to my Aug. 13 piece, online information about the case has been removed from CaseNet, apparently because of the mental health-centered decision at yesterday’s hearing.

CaseNet Dawod Screen shot 2013-08-14 at 5.18SILVER LINING:  As long as Dawod is in a mental institution, Missourians can rest assured he won’t soon walk free like another Missouri Muslim murder suspect did recently following a visit to Warrensburg, Mo., by President Barack Obama.

To read more details about the Springfield bus station murder, click here.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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