A man accused of killing his father and stabbing his mother has been ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he is competent before a preliminary hearing in 3rd Circuit Court on murder charges.
Gary Don Beals, 32, is charged with second-degree murder in the March 5 stabbing and shooting death of Arthur Don Beals, 55. Beals is also accused of attempted murder of Luwana Beals, 51.The mother went to a neighbor's house after being stabbed with a butcher knife at her home, 6287 S. Redwood Road, a sheriff's report said. The father was dead when deputies arrived.
A Thursday preliminary hearing was postponed pending outcome of the psychiatric evaluation. The hearing has been rescheduled to June 20 before Judge Eleanor Van Sciver.