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Vernon murder suspect found not criminally responsible

Angelo Monfort, 21, was found not criminally responsible in the second-degree murder of his mother. Facebook

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.

Police said Monfort and Fernandez knew each other.

A source told Global News that the 21-year-old man arrested at the scene was the victim’s son.

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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.

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