- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The murder case of a Goodyear man accused of fatally stabbing his wife and adult son is in limbo.

A judge Tuesday ruled 67-year-old Eugene Maraventano mentally incompetent to stand trial and required he be admitted to a behavioral health facility for evaluation.

The order dismisses murder charges but allows them to be refiled in the future.

The judge ruled during a hearing nearly a year after Maraventano rejected a proposed plea deal calling for a 25-year prison term.

Maraventano previously was found to be mentally unfit to stand trial, but a judge later concluded that Maraventano’s competency had been restored.

He told police he worried he gave his wife HIV through prostitutes he used to frequent and that he also wondered what would become of his jobless adult son.

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