- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A hearing will take place in October 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 in the apartment they shared in Gardiner last year. He was found incompetent to stand trial and the state says the medication could change that. Court records say he is refusing to take medication.

A spokesman for the attorney general’s office says a judge could make a ruling on Assistant Attorney General Deborah Cashman’s request on Oct. 9. The spokesman says a court appearance concerning the case that had been scheduled for Tuesday is canceled.

Smith has been held at Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta.

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