Man charged with strangling wife is mentally ill
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) -- A southern Idaho man charged with killing his wife in January has been found to be mentally ill and dangerous and was turned over to state officials for treatment.
The Times-News reports Jose Antonio Lara was charged with first-degree murder after 25-year-old Joann Lynn Lara was strangled to death with a belt in her bedroom. Criminal proceedings were halted while Lara was committed to Intermountain Hospital in Boise for care and treatment.
During an Aug. 14 hearing, the court found Lara to be mentally ill. He will remain in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and be placed in maximum security at the Idaho Department of Correction for further treatment.
Court records indicate Lara was admitted to the Idaho Security Medical Program.
Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com