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Competency hearing postponed for man accused of grabbing girl in Bay Terraces

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A hearing was postponed Monday to Dec. 6 on the mental competency of a man accused of grabbing an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from her elementary school in Bay Terraces.

A judge in August ordered the mental competency hearing for Christopher Dean Riley, after ruling there was insufficient evidence for the 52-year-old defendant to stand trial on a felony charge of attempted kidnapping.

He ordered Riley to stand trial on a lesser misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment, after hearing testimony from the defendant's physician that Riley was in the advanced stages of dementia.

San Diego police said a Zamorano Elementary School student and her brother were walking in the 7300 block of Tooma Street about 2:45 p.m. June 29 when approached by the defendant, who crossed from the other side of the street.

Riley allegedly grabbed the girl by the arm and wrist and struggled with her, pulling her about 6 feet. The boy help his sister fend off the attack and the pair ran home, police said.

This is an update. The original story is below.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A hearing was set Monday to determine whether a man accused of grabbing an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from an elementary school in Bay Terraces is mentally fit to stand trial.

A mental competency hearing was ordered for Christopher Dean Riley in August by a judge who also ruled there was insufficient evidence for the 52-year-old defendant to stand trial on a felony charge of attempted kidnapping.

Instead, Riley was ordered to stand trial on a misdemeanor count of false imprisonment.

The order came at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing, during which the defendant's physician testified that Riley was in the advanced stages of dementia.

San Diego police said a Zamorano Elementary School student and her brother were walking in the 7300 block of Tooma Street about 2:45 p.m. June 29 when approached by the defendant, who crossed from the other side of the street.

Riley allegedly grabbed the girl by the arm and wrist and struggled with her, pulling her about 6 feet. The boy help his sister fend off the attack and the pair ran home, police said.

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