UC Davis Stabbing Suspect Found Competent to Stand Trial After State Hospital Treatment – New Court Date Set

DAVIS, Calif. — Carlos Dominguez, a former UC Davis student accused of stabbing three people earlier this year, is set to appear in court next week. The state hospital where Dominguez has been undergoing treatment has deemed him mentally competent to stand trial, prompting the Yolo County court to prepare for the resumption of the murder trials.

In downtown Davis, residents pay tribute to David Breaux, who was known as “the compassion guy” for his genuine curiosity about people’s compassion. Breaux, along with college student Karim Abou Najm, was tragically killed in the stabbing incident, while a third victim, Kimberly Guillory, survived her injuries. The community continues to mourn the senseless loss of life and struggles to comprehend the motives behind the tragic events.

Dominguez’s competency trial in July aimed to assess his mental ability to stand trial, with his attorneys citing a schizophrenic break he suffered last spring. Subsequently, the judge ordered Dominguez to a state hospital for treatment. However, a recent report from the state hospital indicated that Dominguez has now been restored to competency, leading to preparations for the criminal proceedings to proceed.

As the case unfolds, residents and community members hold differing views on Dominguez’s mental stability and his readiness to stand trial. The upcoming court date on January 5 will mark the next phase in the pursuit of justice for the victims and their families, as the legal process moves forward following the tragic events that shook the Davis community.