The woman accused of using racist language during a confrontation with students at the University of Colorado Boulder in October is now set for an evaluation to determine if she is mentally fit to stand trial.
Rebekah Krajacic, 33, has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor harassment. But according to court records, a motion asking for an evaluation of Krajacic’s competency was submitted on Jan. 13, and on Friday she was ordered by Boulder County Judge Kristy Martinez to undergo a mental health evaluation to determine if Krajacic is competent to stand trial.
Martinez set Krajacic for a mental health review hearing on March 31, according to court records.
According to an affidavit, two students were studying in the engineering building on Oct. 6 when they saw Krajacic in a room across the hallway sitting in the dark with no computer and looking at one of the students in a “very disrespectful way.”
The student, who is black, told police he opened the door to the room Krajacic was in and asked her if everything was OK. The students told police Krajacic asked why they were stalking her, and said “disrespectful” things to him.
The students initially thought nothing of the encounter and went back to studying. But they told police that about three minutes later, Krajacic gathered her belongings and began yelling at the student and telling him there were a bunch of black people stalking her.
The students said this is the first time Krajacic began using a racial slur and the point when one of them began to record the incident on a phone. The student said Krajacic used the slur three to four times before leaving.
Krajacic is not affiliated with the university.
Editor’s note: The video of the incident on campus in October contains offensive language and viewer discretion is advised.