to connectVideoHanukkah stabbing suspect faces arraignment in federal court
The 37-year-old, of Grafton, Thomas is accused of stabbing five people with a machete during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, new york; Alex Hogan of the reports from outside of the U. s. District Court in White Plains, N. Y.
As a psychiatrist, says Grafton, Thomas, a New York man accused of stabbing five Hasidic Jews during the Hanukkah festival last year and is unable to stand trial on federal hate crimes charges, Thomas’ attorney said Monday.
The lawyer, Michael Sussman, said that he has asked a federal judge to hold a competency evaluation, and that Thomas, 37, was arrested hours after the Dec. 28 stabbing attack on a rabbi’s home in Monsey, an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City.
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The federal court has given the U. s. Attorney ‘ s Office for two weeks, to respond to the request for a competency evaluation, Sussman said.
Thomas has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in Rockland County. He has pleaded not guilty to 10 hate-crime charges in federal court on Jan. 13.
The researchers found anti-Semitic writings, in Thomas’s journals, and articles dealing with the Jews, and the Nazis are on their mobile phones, according to a complaint filed by the U.s. Attorney’s Office.
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The magazine questioned, “why are [people] have wept for anti-Semitism, when there is evidence of Semitic genocide,” and claimed that the “Hebrew Israelites” took of “the powerful [people] (ebinoid of the children of Israel).” The magazine will also contain references to “Hitler” and “Nazi-Culture” on the same page as the illustrations of the symbols, including the Star of David and a swastika, the complaint is to be read.
Thomas’ mother, and Sussman said that Thomas is suffering from a mental illness and was not responsible for his actions. Sussman has said that Thomas has no history of violence or anti-semitism.
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One of the victims, 72-year-old, After Construction, will remain in an induced coma with a fractured skull and other injuries.
Thomas will remain in federal custody without bond.
Fox News’ Greg Norman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.