Layla Rosette Trawick, Accused of West Hollywood Target Stabbings, Mentally Unfit

The woman accused of randomly stabbing four people at a West Hollywood Target last May has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Layla Rosette Trawick was charged May 5 with four counts of attempted murder and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the May 3 attacks. She brought knives with her to the Target in the 7100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard and started running through aisles stabbing customers.

Trawick was sent to Patton State Hospital after two psychiatrists agreed that she was incompetent, according to Jane Robison of the District Attorney's Office.

Family said she has a history of mental illness and lost custody of her son.

Incompetence is generally defined as the inability to understand the charges or assist in one's own defense.

-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us.


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