Mo. man accused of stabbing dean ruled incompetent

A Missouri man accused of stabbing a community college dean believing him to be Gov. Jay Nixon has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Twenty-three-year-old Casey Brezik asked Circuit Judge Brian Wimes on Monday to explain the decision and whether it was a ploy to keep him locked up without bond.

Brezik is charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. He is accused of stabbing Penn Valley Community College dean Albert Dimmitt Jr. in September while waiting for Nixon to arrive for a speaking event at the facility.

Dimmitt has recovered from his injuries.

Wimes said Brezik will be committed to Missouri Department of Mental Health facility until he is deemed fit to stand trial.

Brezik's attorney declined to comment.