Hispanic accused of killing 4 people in California is sent to hospital

Accused of killing four people in California could face the death penalty.

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A judge in California on Wednesday ordered the transfer of Aminadab Gaxiola González, accused of the murder of four people, including a nine-year-old boy, to a state hospital for treatment for the injuries he received in a confrontation with police officers.

Gaxiola was shot in the head on March 31 in the middle of a fatal shooting with Orange County police.

The 45-year-old Hispanic was declared incompetent to currently face trial for allegedly triggering a shooting at a real estate office in the area near Los Angeles.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Cheri Pham recently determined that Gaxiola is currently unable to understand the murder charges he faces or to help with his own defense., after analyzing the reports of various experts.

The magistrate decided in a hearing today that Gaxiola will be transported from the county jail to an unspecified medical facility within 21 days, The Orange County Register reported.

Gaxiola is accused of killing 28-year-old Jenevieve Raygoza; Luis Tovar, 50; Leticia Solís Guzmán, 58, and Matthew Farías, only 9 years old, against who allegedly fired at a small real estate deal.

Too faces charges of attempted murder for seriously injuring Matthew’s mother, Blanca Ismeralda Tamayo, and of shooting two police officers who came to the site and were not injured.

The arraignment against the Hispanic was interrupted several times because the suspect was in the hospital and his lawyers said Gaxiola was not lucid enough to understand or communicate with the procedures.

In the case, more than 30 scheduled hearings have been held, most with a duration of only a few minutes due to the Gaxiola’s health condition.

One day after the massacre, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer indicated that, if found guilty, the suspect could be “eligible” to receive a death sentence.

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