Saturday, February 23, 2008

Man's IQ Delays Murder Trial

An Orange County man's murder trial has been delayed again.

A judge ruled on Friday morning that Rafael Florian is still incompetent to stand trial for the killing of Margarita Hidalgo.

Hidalgo's body was discovered in a church closet in 2004.

Prosecutors want to seek the death penalty for Hidalgo, but his mental status is in question because he has an IQ of just 60.

Florian will remain at a mental facility in South Florida.

The judge will reconsider the case again in August.

1 comment:

The Advocate said...

Who was responsible for this individual or was he left to his on devices. Seems his caretaker and society dropped the ball here and allowed for Margarita's death.