- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An 85-year-old man accused of stabbing his wife to death will stand trial after the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office dismissed an evaluation that found the man to be mentally unsound.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1JAXHI3 ) Anh Thai appeared in court Wednesday alongside his Vietnamese interpreter and court-appointed attorney, Norm Dawson. He faces a murder charge in the February death of his 77-year-old wife.

The couple’s daughter in court said the alleged killing was an accident. Thai’s family says he suffers from dementia.

Two court-appointed doctors completed a series of tests on cognitive function for Thai. Dawson said the doctors indicated that Thai was incompetent to stand trial, but the deputy district attorney argued that the reports were inconclusive.

Trial has been set for Oct. 26.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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