California

Man charged in Fresno rampage to undergo mental evaluation

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Fresno Police Department shows Kori Ali Muhammad a suspect in the Fresno, Calif., shooting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The attorney for a black man charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder following a shooting rampage randomly targeting white men on the streets of Fresno said Thursday, April 27, 2017, that his client suffers from mental illness. (Fresno Police Department via AP, File)

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Fresno Police Department shows Kori Ali Muhammad a suspect in the Fresno, Calif., shooting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The attorney for a black man charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder following a shooting rampage randomly targeting white men on the streets of Fresno said Thursday, April 27, 2017, that his client suffers from mental illness. (Fresno Police Department via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A judge ordered a mental evaluation of a black man charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men randomly targeted on the street of Fresno.

KFSN-TV in Fresno reported Thursday (http://abc30.tv/2qc0OqE ) that a judge suspended the criminal case of Kori Ali Muhammad for the doctor's evaluation.

He's charged in total with killing four men, including an unarmed motel security guard days before the April 18 shooting rampage.

Police have said that 39-year-old Muhammad told investigators he wanted to kill as many white people as possible, laughing as he explained his actions.

Prosecutors say that if he's convicted, Muhammad could face life in prison or the death sentence.

Muhammad's attorney Eric Christensen could not be immediately reached to comment on the case.

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Information from: KFSN-TV.