- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Criminal proceedings are on hold against a Duluth man accused of fatally stabbing his 71-year-old mother in September.

After a court-ordered psychological review, a judge last week found 37-year-old Carmen Mosqueda (mahs-KAY’-duh) incompetent of helping in his defense.

Mosqueda’s attorney, Kevin Cornwell, tells WDIO-TV (https://bit.ly/1AeHjsT ) the ruling temporarily suspends criminal proceedings while Mosqueda is held in a state security hospital.

Mosqueda is charged with intentional second-degree murder. Police say he called 911 on Sept. 16 and asked them to come to his home, where officers found the body of Mary Mosqueda on the floor with at least two knives next to her.

Carmen Mosqueda placed his hands behind his back and told police to handcuff him because his mother was dead. Police say he had traces of blood on his hands.


Information from: WDIO-TV, https://www.wdio.com

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