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A judge has ruled that a man charged with trying to kill his toddler outside a motel near Vancouver was legally insane at the time.

The Columbian reports 34-year-old Kyle Stephen Holder was acquitted of attempted domestic violence murder by reason of insanity following a two-day hearing before Clark County Superior Court Judge Derek Vanderwood.

Holder will be committed to Western State Hospital for an indeterminate amount of time.

Holder repeatedly slammed his daughter, Trinity Compani-Holder, into the pavement of a motel parking lot in Salmon Creek in June 2016. Court documents say people heard Holder talking about being Jesus and the devil being inside his daughter.

Documents say a doctor from Western State Hospital who evaluated Holder determined he likely suffered from undiagnosed schizophreniform disorder and was having a psychotic episode at the time.

Documents say Trinity may have long-term, permanent disabilities.