Dylan Quick, the man accused of injuring 14 people in a stabbing at Lone Star College outside Houston, was schedule to appear at a bond hearing in court Thursday, but his attorney waived the appearance until Quick can undergo a psychological evaluation.
Quick was placed under suicide watch and remains in the Harris County Jail.
Defense attorney Jules Laird said it is still a mystery why 20-year-old Quick took a razor knife and began stabbing his classmates at Lone Star College Tuesday afternoon.
"He was able to talk to me," said Laird, "but he is also telling me things that need to be evaluated. That's why I'm looking to get the proper attention and care for him, and see if we can get to the bottom of what happened."
After his arrest, investigators said that Quick confessed to the attack and willingly answered their questions.
According to a search warrant affidavit, he told investigators during a videotaped interview that:
"He had been fantasizing about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks since he was eight years old. Mr. Quick stated that he also fantasized about necrophilia and cannibalism."
And that "he sharpened various instruments such as a hairbrush and pencils to use as weapons."
But Quick told investigators he carried out the stabbings with an Exacto knife and a scalpel.
In planning the attack, Quick told police he used his home computer to research mass stabbings, and that he had read numerous books about mass killings and serial murderers.
Investigators used the warrant to search Quick's home where he lives with his parents in northwest Houston.
Among numerous articles that were seized were:
- A Hannibal Lecter mask
- An animal dissection kit
- Video camera and laptop computer
They also seized several books, including:
- The Spartacus War
- The Book of Five Rings
- Hit List
Quick is being held without bond on three counts of aggravated assault.
Psychiatrist Dr. Harvey Rosenstock aid Quick's alleged behavior signals the deep rage and total disrespect of other humans.
"When you take away the face of a human being, you are taking away that human being," said Rosenstock. "It is as if you are destroying, burning that face, ripping it off, cutting it off, and that is the image with the Lector mask."
Quick's attorney told KPRC-TV Houston he wants to get his client mentally evaluated as quickly as possible.