Man accused of nearly beheading woman in Northern California will undergo mental evaulation

A man accused of killing the mother of his child with a sword last week in Northern California will undergo a mental competency exam, putting the c...

September 14, 2022
6:46 AM

A man accused of killing the mother of his child with a sword last week in Northern California will undergo a mental competency exam, putting the case on pause.The defense requested the evaluation for Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta during his arraignment Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court, where he is charged with murder, with a special allegation of using a deadly weapon and enhancements of causing great bodily injury and of a serious felony.Landaeta, 33, was arrested Thursday afternoon after San Mateo County sheriff's deputies were flagged down in San Carlos regarding an assault in progress.

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