A judge determined Derrick Garcia is mentally incompetent to stand trial in court on Tuesday morning.
A judge just sent the Fresno man accused of killing a man in drag to a state hospital because he’s currently mentally incompetent.— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) November 13, 2018
Derrick Garcia will probably go to Atascadero.
No timeline for his return.
He has a buzz cut now, btw.
Prior @ABC30 story: https://t.co/O2GDRjL20j pic.twitter.com/sHmbT9R5HC
Police arrested Derrick Garcia back in July for the murder of Imer Alvarado.
A surveillance camera caught the crime on video in May last year.
Police initially described Alvarado as transgender.
But a close friend told Action News he was dressed as a woman when he was killed but he was not transgender.
It's unclear how much time Garcia will spend at the hospital.
If at some point he is found mentally competent to stand trial he could face a sentence of up to 50 years to life in prison if convicted.