Fresno shooting spree suspect Kori Muhammad appears in court, family says accomplice threatened them

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The family of the first man killed in an alleged Fresno murder spree says an accused accomplice threatened them in court. (KFSN)

The family of the first man killed in an alleged Fresno murder spree says an accused accomplice threatened them in court.

Lisa Renee Martin was arrested as an accessory in the first of four killings in the spree -- the April 13 murder of Carl Williams at a Motel 6.

A search warrant claims Martin tried to leave the scene with evidence and helped Kori Muhammad escape the police dragnet around the motel. She was never charged.

She came to court Tuesday and Action News recorded her leaving court as she made sarcastic comments in response to complaints from Williams' family.

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Lisa Renee Martin came to court Tuesday and Action News recorded her leaving court as she made sarcastic comments in response to complaints from Williams' family.



The murder case against the man accused of going on a murder spree -- motivated at least in part by racial hatred against white people - will be delayed at least another month.

Attorneys have not gotten new doctor's report on Muhammad, who is charged with murdering Carl Williams, Zack Randalls, David Jackson, and Mark Gassett.

One psychiatrist determined the suspect is incompetent to assist in his own defense. Prosecutors hired another psychiatrist for a second opinion. And on Tuesday, Judge Kent Hamlin appointed Dr. Howard Terrell to analyze the suspect to evaluate competency and whether the defendant should be forced to take anti-psychotic medication.

Dr. Terrell's report and that of the psychiatrist hired by the DA will be due August 22.

As the hearing ended Tuesday, the suspect hollered to "let black people go" and demanded reparations.

Prosecutor Brian Hutchins says he anticipates a change of venue motion, so he won't discuss the case.

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