SANTA ROSA -- A man who was found mentally incompetent last year to be prosecuted for a murder and an attempted murder in Santa Rosa was found competent this month and now faces prosecution on the charges in Sonoma County Superior Court.
Delonte Anthony Hart, 25, is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning to possibly enter a plea and set a date for a preliminary hearing on the charges.
Hart was charged with the stabbing murder of Cirak Mateos Tesfazgi, 22, on June 26, 2016, in Santa Rosa and the attempted stabbing murder of Adam Lucero, 21, in the Roxy Stadium 14 movie theater in Santa Rosa on June 29, 2016.
Santa Rosa police said Hart stabbed Tesfazgi more than 50 times with a large chef-style knife outside a business in downtown Santa Rosa.
Police said they found the knife at the scene.
Hart allegedly stabbed Lucero several times from behind in the theater during a movie and discarded the knife in a garbage can, according to Santa Rosa police.
Police said Hart took the knives from a Macy's store in the Santa Rosa Plaza.
Hart was deemed incompetent to stand trial on the charges in March 2017 and was ordered by a judge to take anti-psychotic medication. He was placed in a mental health facility until his competency was deemed restored.