A Vernon murder case has ended with a not criminally responsible finding.
Angelo Monfort was found not criminally responsible in the second-degree murder of 49-year-old Regina Fernandez last year.
The homicide occurred at a townhouse complex in the 7300 block of Okanagan Landing Road shortly after 11 p.m. on June 20, 2017.
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When police arrived they found Fernandez seriously injured. She later died in hospital.
A source told Global News that the 21-year-old man arrested at the scene was the victim’s son.
Monfort’s lawyer said a doctor concluded the accused was in an altered state of suffering from a mental disorder at the time of the death and did not appreciate the moral wrongness of his actions.
Monfort will have a hearing at the B.C. Review Board within 45 days to determine his future.
His lawyer expects he will temporarily be detained in hospital.