Double murder suspect has high hopes, but judge wants a psych exam

Malik Dosouqi

Daily Post Staff Writer

The man charged in the stabbing murders of two men on Skyline Boulevard told a judge yesterday that he believes he will be released “soon” and doesn’t know why it’s taking so long.

Malik Dosouqi, 26, of Pacifica, kept laughing unprovoked yesterday during his court appearance to determine whether he is fit to act as his own attorney, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Dosouqi also said he wants to get to the next hearing date as soon as possible because he knows he will be released afterward, according to Wagstaffe.

Dosouqi’s attorney, George Borges of San Francisco, presented Judge Robert Foiles with Dosouqi’s medical records from local hospitals.

After reading the records and observing Dosouqi in court, Foiles expressed a doubt as to whether Dosouqi is competent to stand trial. So Foiles appointed two doctors to examine Dosouqi and report back on Aug. 30, said Wagstaffe.

Dosouqi, meanwhile, rescinded his request to be his own attorney, but remained adamant that he will be released soon.

“I am going to get out soon. I don’t understand why it’s taking so long,” Dosouqi said, according to Wagstaffe.

Wagstaffe has noted previously that Dosouqi’s mental health will be an issue in the case.

The Dosouqi case unfolded on the evening of June 17 when deputies found 32-year-old Pacifica resident Abdulmalek Nasher’s body on the west side of Skyline Boulevard, north of Reids Roost Road.

When deputies returned the next evening to look for evidence, they heard somebody calling for help and found tow truck driver John Sione Pekipaki, 31, of East Palo Alto, lying on the ground with stab wounds in a turnout off Skyline Boulevard. Pekipaki later died.

Around the same time, deputies saw a man in a BMW driving toward them. Deputies fired at the oncoming BMW. The car drove off the roadway and into a ditch. Behind the wheel was Dosouqi, who was taken to a hospital and later arrested.

Dosouqi is in jail and is not eligible for bail.

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  1. The guy is a good actor. He’ll pull one over on the judge, who has already taken the bait, and then it’s a vacation in Napa.

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