• Judge rules father in toddler's beating legally insane

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A judge has ruled that a man charged with trying to kill his toddler outside a motel near Vancouver was legally insane at the time.

    The Columbian reports 34-year-old Kyle Stephen Holder was acquitted of attempted domestic violence murder by reason of insanity following a two-day hearing before Clark County Superior Court Judge Derek Vanderwood.

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    Holder will be committed to Western State Hospital for an indeterminate amount of time.

    Holder repeatedly slammed his daughter, Trinity Compani-Holder, into the pavement of a motel parking lot in Salmon Creek in June 2016. Court documents say people heard Holder talking about being Jesus and the devil being inside his daughter.

    Documents say a doctor from Western State Hospital who evaluated Holder determined he likely suffered from undiagnosed schizophreniform disorder and was having a psychotic episode at the time.

    Documents say Trinity may have long-term, permanent disabilities.

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    Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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