Santa Ana man sent to state mental hospital for mother’s stabbing death

SANTA ANA –– A male detected with schizophrenia will certainly be sent to a state psychological medical facility as opposed to jail for stabbing his mommy to death in their Santa Ana house.

Marvin Horatio Cipullo, 32, stabbed 57-year-old Rebeca Garcia with a kitchen blade in September 2010 then ran away. Garcia, a certified caretaker, ran a board-and-care center in the rear of her home and lived there with her mother, her 2 boys and also 3 individuals.

Her other boy discovered her body in the living-room as well as called 911.

Prosecutors claimed Cipullo had a “& ldquo; unpredictable & rdquo; partnership with his mom as well as had been asked to vacate.

Under a plea deal on Tuesday, Cipullo begged guilty to second-degree murder.

Calling it a “awful instance,” Superior Court Judge Gregg Prickett sentenced him to 15 years to life to be served in a state mental medical facility, probably Patton State Health center in San Bernardino. The judge kept in mind that a physician had actually detected Cipullo with schizophrenia as well as said he dealt with hallucinations and also delusions.

“It’s the very best end result for everybody entailed,” said Senior citizen Replacement District Lawyer Scott Simmons.

After the sentencing, a few of Cipullo’s member of the family sobbed as the court permitted his father to go to with him quickly.

“Mr. Cipullo hasn’t embraced his child in seven years,” Replacement Public Protector David Dworakowski informed the court.

Cipullo will certainly remain in the hospital up until he is established to be rational, after which a parole board will certainly consider his launch. If medical professionals discover him to be sane before his 15-year minimum sentence ends, he will be sentenced to finish the term.

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