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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