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Chico Murder Suspect Deemed Mentally Competent for Trial

A doctor's report stated that Alton Facciuto, who is accused of strangling his mother, is mentally competent for trial.

Posted: Oct 18, 2018 2:06 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A criminal case is moving forward in Chico after a doctor report presented in court on Wednesday stated that Alton Facciuto is mentally competent to stand trial. 

Facciuto is accused of strangling his mother to death. 

The Butte County Sheriff's Office believes that he killed his mother, Sherry Facciuto, on their family property on Anita Road on Jan. 18. 

Alton remains in jail on a $2 million bail. 

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 6. 

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