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Mental competency of woman in anti-Asian assault questioned

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 15:52:51-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor has raised questions about the mental competency about a woman who is jailed on racial bias charges and other allegations after being accused of striking a 6-year-old Asian boy on the Las Vegas Strip.

Shelly Ann Hill told a judge Tuesday that she didn't understand how she could be charged with a hate crime.

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The judge determined it will be up to her attorney to have her undergo an evaluation.

A TikTok video posted by the boy's mother that shows part of the confrontation last week has garnered over a million views.

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Hill has an extensive history of misdemeanor cases involving trespassing and other offenses.