- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of killing his father during a fight in western Colorado is not competent to stand trial despite five months of mental health treatment.

That’s the ruling from a Glenwood Springs judge, who cited a report from the Colorado Mental Health Institute about 28-year-old Anthony Padia.

Padia was arrested in December after his father, Leon, was found dead in his bed. According to court documents, the two were drinking the night before and got into a fight.

Padia’s arrest affidavit described him as acting childlike after his arrest.

Earlier this year, District Judge James Boyd earlier ordered Padia to treatment in hopes he could stand trial on second-degree murder charges. The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel reports (https://goo.gl/7nKqeq ) that Boyd set a date in October to determine next steps.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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