Judge declares Boise murder suspect unfit to stand trial

Credit: Ada County Jail

Shawn Fisher, 35, of Boise, is charged with aggravated battery and kicking a police dog.

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by Justin Corr

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Posted on November 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 6:34 PM

BOISE -- A Boise man who police say shot and killed a man after a road rage incident in February has been declared unfit to stand trial.

Shawn Fisher is currently in the Idaho Security Medical Program at the Maximum Security Prison where his mental health will continue to be evaluated.

Following days of testimony from health professionals last month, Judge Ronald J. Wilper ruled that Fisher is not mentally fit to stand trial.

Fisher is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Matthew Mohler-Kerns back on the night of February 18, 2013.

Police say Fisher's string of crimes started at Canal Street and Vista Avenue, where he fired a .38-caliber pistol at another driver. That bullet hit and stopped in the driver's door.

A short time later and across town on Franklin Road, police say Fisher shot and killed Mohler-Kerns, who apparently was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police caught up with Fisher near Cole and Amity roads, hiding in the backyard of a daycare where they arrested him.

During a court proceeding on April 16, Fisher interrupted Judge Wilper several times and was taken out of the courtroom for over an hour before returning.

Judge Wilper ordered the mental health experts at the prison to evaluate him and give their opinion on his ability to stand trial.

We might hear from them in a month or two.

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