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Miranda Kerr intruder not ‘competent’ to face trial

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The man accused of attempting to break into Miranda Kerr's Malibu home is still not fit to face trial. Photo: Getty
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The Australian man accused of breaking into supermodel Miranda Kerr’s Malibu home and slashing a security guard’s face with a knife remains mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Shaun Anthony Haywood, a powerfully-built former professional boxer, who also goes by the name Esra, is locked up in downtown Los Angeles’ Twin Towers jail complex.

He did not appear in LA Superior Court on Wednesday when his case was called.

Judge Alan Schneider told the court Haywood, ruled mentally incompetent at an earlier hearing, was still not ready for proceedings to continue.

Judge Schneider adjourned the case until September 14 for a status report.

Haywood, 29, from the NSW Central Coast, previously entered not guilty pleas to three charges: attempted wilful, deliberate and premeditated murder; aggravated mayhem; and assault with a deadly weapon, a knife.

Haywood allegedly broke into Kerr’s Malibu property on October 14 in an attempt to deliver her a letter.

When confronted by the security guard the defendant grabbed the guard’s knife and slashed his face, prosecutors alleged.

The guard allegedly shot Haywood.

Kerr and her young son were not home during the incident.

A neighbour at the time of Haywood’s arrest said he and some workmen on his property saw the fight between the alleged intruder and the security guard.

One of the workers scaled Kerr’s large front fence to help the injured security guard.

“The man, after he was shot, still held the knife and was going after the security man so my guy kicked the knife out of the perpetrator’s hands,” the neighbour, who only gave his name as Jerry, told LA TV station CBS2 on October 14.

Kerr, 33, bought the four bedroom, 3.5 bedroom 1960s ranch-style home for $US2.15 million ($A2.8 million) following her divorce from British actor and Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom.

Kerr, who recently became engaged to 26-year-old Snapchat billionaire Evan Spiegel, has been spending time at the internet mogul’s $US12 million ($A15.7 million), seven-bedroom home in the elite LA suburb of Brentwood.