U.S. Senator’s staffer was ASSAULTED – attacker gets unlikely order from court

The violently unstable man who attacked and repeatedly stabbed Senator Rand Paul’s staffer in Washington, D.C. is unbelievably being moved to the city’s psychiatric hospital Friday.

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The Kentucky senator’s staffer was blindsided in the vicious attack after getting food at a restaurant in the H Street corridor in Northeast Washington and then leaving with a colleague earlier this year in March. Initially, his attacker was put in jail but now he will be coddled at some mental facility which amounts to little more than a slap on the wrist. Many feel if the staffer had been a Democrat, this most likely would have played out much differently.

DC Superior Court Judge Anthony Epstein, who cited a four-page forensic report provided by a court-appointed clinical psychologist, ruled that Glynn Neal, 42, will have to undergo extensive psychological treatment that the jail he is in allegedly is not equipped to do. The judge ordered that Neal be admitted for a 40-day treatment program at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, according to The Washington Post.

Neal was originally charged with assault with intent to kill after attacking 26-year-old Phillip Todd on March 25 in the middle of the day. Todd was stabbed multiple times but still had the wherewithal to pin his attacker and disarm him. He received stabs to his head and chest, suffering a brain bleed and a punctured lung. Several surgeries were necessary to save his life, according to federal prosecutors.

While Neal was in jail, he was ordered to undergo psychological evaluations and treatment in July. After a second examination last week, psychologist Teresa Grant claimed that Neal remained unable to understand the proceedings in his case. She claimed he was not receiving the specialized treatment and medication he needed.

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“Untreated symptoms of his mental condition are compromising [Neal’s] ability to demonstrate a factual and rational understanding of his legal proceedings and the ability to assist counsel at this time,” Grant wrote in her report that was filed with the DC Superior Court.

Grant slammed the jail attempts at treating Neal’s psychological problems. She wrote that Neal “has not received any psychiatric treatment and there has virtually been no change in his presentation.”

The psychologist contended that she felt certain that with treatment via the hospital, there was a “substantial probability” that Neal could attain competency “in the foreseeable future.”

Neal was encouraged by the judge at Friday’s hearing, as his public defender stood next to him, to cooperate and work closely with the hospital staff.

“We can’t go forward until these issues get resolved,” the judge stated, according to the Washington Post.

The next scheduled hearing will take place on Oct. 27.

Senator Rand Paul commented on the attack when it happened, “We are praying for his recovery. … He didn’t know the attacker. The attacker was out of jail for 24 hours.”

“First day out of prison, tries to kill somebody,” he told Fox News in March.

Senator Paul was also the victim of an assault in November 2017, when Rene Boucher, a leftist neighbor in his gated Bowling Green, Kentucky community, attacked him over a landscaping dispute, breaking six of the senator’s ribs and bruising his lungs.

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