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Court date for man charged in fatal Md. church stabbing

FREDERICK — A judge in Frederick is getting an update on the mental health of a northern Virginia man accused of fatally stabbing a South Korean visitor at a rural religious retreat last summer.

The status hearing for 30-year-old Song Su Kim of Falls Church, Virginia, is set for Monday afternoon.

The court ordered a mental health evaluation in September after Kim entered a plea of not criminally responsible. The examination could determine if Kim had a mental disorder that made him unable to appreciate the criminality of his conduct or act within the requirements of the law.

He’s charged with first-degree murder in the death of 63-year-old Chung Hwan Park of Suwon, South Korea, and attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing of Park’s wife Ae Suk Ko.

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