JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — A 40-year-old Florida man has been judged mentally incompetent to stand trial in the baseball bat killing of his 71-year-old mother.
A judge ordered Jason Paul Wood involuntarily committed to a state hospital after the ruling.READ MORE: Parkland Mom Remembers, Honors Memory Of Hero Son, Peter Wang, Who Sacrificed Self To Save Others
Wood is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Barbara Jean Wood, on Feb. 4 at her home. He is also charged with assaulting a female relative. He has pleaded not guilty.
The Florida Times-Union reports that police say Wood has medical disorders including schizophrenia.READ MORE: Former BSO Employee Julio Chang Faces Charges In Capitol Attack
Officers recovered a blood-stained metal baseball bat inside the home’s kitchen pantry, as well as a broken wooden walking cane within five feet of the mother’s body and a large pool of blood
A review hearing on Wood’s competency to stand trial is set for Aug. 27.MORE NEWS: Florida Fire Rescue Chief Fired For Not Forcing Firefighter Vaccinations
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