- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Garfield County man arrested in the death of his father will be evaluated to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports (https://tinyurl.com/omfce4b) a judge ordered the evaluation Tuesday for 27-year-old Anthony Padia.

Padia was arrested Dec. 19 on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of 65-year-old Leon Padia. Authorities say the elder Padia was found dead after fighting with Anthony Padia the night before. The cause of death hasn’t been disclosed.

A family member told police the two men had been drinking beer.

Prosecutors suggested the competency evaluation Monday, and defense attorneys said they supported it. The evaluation will be done at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.

Padia is scheduled to return to court on March 10.


Information from: Post Independent, https://www.postindependent.com/

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