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.
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.
SILVER 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.