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WeHo Target Stabbing Suspect to Face Mental Health Evaluation

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The woman accused of stabbing four people inside the Target store at Santa Monica and La Brea in West Hollywood will have a pre-trial mental health evaluation hearing next month, according to the WeHo News.Layla Trawick, 35, suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and was heard calling out during the May 3 incident that she was mentally ill and "there's no witness protection program." Trawick had obtained kitchen knives from the housewares section and allegedly cut people at random before being taken down by an off-duty sheriff's deputy.

Last month, "Ms. Trawick pleaded not guilty to four charges of attempted murder and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon." The Target stabbing was not Trawick's first legal battle. In January she was arrested in Beverly Hills for "being under the influence of drugs or alcohol in a public place." The charges were dismissed in April, just a week before the Target stabbings.

Currently Trawick is being held on $4 million bail. Her mental health hearing, as ordered by the court, will take place on July 13.