Bullard High School grad gets 22 years to life for killing father

FRESNO, Calif.

Kevin Elia, 21, admitted to attacking his mother, then killing his father when he stepped in to help. Bradley Elia, 58, suffered blunt-force trauma to his head in the December attack. He died a few days later.

Kevin's mother and his uncle both said on Monday that Kevin suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. They were upset he didn't get a mental evaluation before agreeing to a plea deal. But prosecutors say Elia's confession was coherent and showed he knew the difference between right and wrong.

Elia will serve 22 years to life.

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