A man who reportedly beaten to death four sleeping homeless men appears in court

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A man who reportedly killed four sleeping homeless men in Manhattan’s Chinatown in 2019 appeared in court for a hearing on Tuesday to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

27-year-old Randy Rodriguez Santos was arrested on October 5, 2019 when police saw him walking near Canal Street with a piece of metal pipe. Police say he used the weapon to kill four homeless men in a frenzy through Chinatown that lasted just minutes.

On Tuesday, the Manhattan Supreme Court heard that Santos, who has a history of violence and a long-term arrest record, stated state evaluations that he is mentally fit to face trial.

However, Judge Ward has granted a request from Santos’s attorneys to conduct their own evaluation of their client’s mental state.

Randy Santos, 27, will appear before the Manhattan Supreme Court on March 30 on charges related to the 2019 murders of four homeless people in Lower Manhattan

Randy Santos, 27, will appear before the Manhattan Supreme Court on March 30 on charges related to the 2019 murders of four homeless people in Lower Manhattan

Santos was charged with four murders, one attempted murder and unlawful possession of marijuana when he was arrested in October 2019.

Santos was charged with four murders, one attempted murder and unlawful possession of marijuana when he was arrested in October 2019.

Santos was charged with four murders, one attempted murder and unlawful possession of marijuana when he was arrested in October 2019.

On Tuesday, the Manhattan Supreme Court heard that Santos, who has a history of violence and a long-term arrest record, stated state evaluations that he is mentally fit to face trial.

On Tuesday, the Manhattan Supreme Court heard that Santos, who has a history of violence and a long-term arrest record, stated state evaluations that he is mentally fit to face trial.

On Tuesday, the Manhattan Supreme Court heard that Santos, who has a history of violence and a long-term arrest record, stated state evaluations that he is mentally fit to face trial.

The case is due to appear in court on April 29, Santos’ attorney Arnold J. Levine confirmed to DailyMail.com.

The case had been delayed for nearly a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Santos, who was also homeless at the time of the murders, was charged with four murders, one attempted murder and unlawful possession of marijuana when he was arrested, NBC News reported

He was evaluated at Bellevue Hospital before being charged, according to law enforcement sources speaking to NBC.

The facts of the case set out from court records at the hearing included details about the victims and where and how they died.

The first victim of one of the fatal attacks was found at approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 5, 2019, in front of a building on East Broadway.

Authorities claimed that minutes later, Santos attacked three other men in front of a pharmacy, a few doors from the initial attack, which killed two of the three victims.

Santos attacked and killed another person a few blocks away, authorities said.

New York City Police Department investigators of the 5th Precinct provided a photo of the piece of metal believed to be the murder weapon allegedly used by suspect Randy Rodriguez Santos in the murder of four homeless men in Manhattan's Chinatown at 5 October 2019

New York City Police Department investigators of the 5th Precinct provided a photo of the piece of metal believed to be the murder weapon allegedly used by suspect Randy Rodriguez Santos in the murder of four homeless men in Manhattan's Chinatown at 5 October 2019

New York City Police Department investigators of the 5th Precinct provided a photo of the piece of metal believed to be the murder weapon allegedly used by suspect Randy Rodriguez Santos in the murder of four homeless men in Manhattan’s Chinatown at 5 October 2019

Crime scene at 2 Bowery on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in New York, after four homeless people were randomly beaten to death in their sleep

Crime scene at 2 Bowery on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in New York, after four homeless people were randomly beaten to death in their sleep

Crime scene at 2 Bowery on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in New York, after four homeless people were randomly beaten to death in their sleep

Police officers escort Randy Rodriguez Santos from the 5th district to a vehicle en route to a hospital to collect evidence, October 5, 2019

Police officers escort Randy Rodriguez Santos from the 5th district to a vehicle en route to a hospital to collect evidence, October 5, 2019

Police officers escort Randy Rodriguez Santos from the 5th district to a vehicle en route to a hospital to collect evidence, October 5, 2019

Santos, 27, was also believed to be homeless at the time of the October 2019 murders

Santos, 27, was also believed to be homeless at the time of the October 2019 murders

Santos had a history of violence and a long arrest record, law enforcement sources say

Santos had a history of violence and a long arrest record, law enforcement sources say

Santos, 27, was also believed to be homeless at the time of the October 2019 murders

Police later found and identified Santos after several people who witnessed the attacks called 911.

Santos still carried the metal pipe that police claimed had knocked down the victims.

The police said New York Post that Santos, believed to be homeless, had undergone 14 arrests in the past, four of which occurred in the 12 months prior to his arrest in connection with the murders.

According to reports, the first two male victims were found with head injuries. A man was pronounced dead at the site of one of the attacks. A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Two hours later, police said they had found three more male victims, all of whom had died.

Mourners attend a vigil for four homeless men murdered in New York City's Chinatown in October 2019

Mourners attend a vigil for four homeless men murdered in New York City's Chinatown in October 2019

Mourners attend a vigil for four homeless men murdered in New York City’s Chinatown in October 2019

Mourners gather after a funeral service for Chuen Kok at the Ng Fook Funeral Home on October 18, 2019 in New York City. Kok, an 83-year-old homeless man who was warmly greeted by the residents of Chinatown as an ‘uncle’, was one of four men clubbed to death in a series of crimes allegedly committed by Randy Rodriguez Santos.