- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne District Attorney’s Office says psychological testing is underway for two men accused of second-degree murder from separate killings to determine whether they are mentally fit to stand trial.

On June 7, 2012, Joseph Voisin allegedly shot his sister Mary Voisin and her live-in boyfriend Christopher Smith with a handgun at their house. His sister later died from her injuries while her boyfriend was severely wounded.

On Oct. 25, 2014, Alvaro Garcia is accused of stabbing his cousin during an attempted burglary in which both were involved.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1GK9SUY) state District Court Judge George Larke granted defense motions this month to appoint a sanity commission with at least three psychiatrists to examine whether Voisin and Garcia are mentally capable of understanding the charges against them.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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