A man accused of killing three homeless men and injuring two others is mentally incompetent to stand trial, a San Diego judge ruled Friday.
Jon David Guerrero, 39, will be sent to a state hospital in San Bernardino County until his doctors determine that competency has been restored.
Meanwhile, his criminal case will remain suspended.
Superior Court Judge Steven Stone made the ruling after reviewing a psychological evaluation completed by Dr. Matthew Carroll, a psychiatrist in San Diego.
Carroll was not able to question Guerrero in person, despite two attempts in September and October, because the defendant repeatedly refused to be interviewed.
The doctor made his recommendations based on a review of police and medical records, including documentation of Guerrero’s “extensive mental health issues,” Deputy Public Defender Dan Tandon said.