- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine attorney general’s office says a court hearing has been pushed back on a prosecutor’s request that a man charged with killing his father be treated with medication without his consent.

Leroy Smith is charged with killing his father last year in the apartment they shared in Gardiner. He was found incompetent to stand trial and the state says medication could change that.

A judge is expected to rule on the prosecution’s request. A spokesman for the attorney general’s office says a hearing planned for Friday has been delayed and no new date has been scheduled yet.

The spokesman said Smith’s defense requested the delay.

Smith has been held at Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta. Court records say he has refused medication.

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