COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — A man charged with killing his mother and grandmother in Council Bluffs will be sent to a mental health facility after he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial.
District Court Judge Susan Christensen signed an order Friday that will send Michael Dieckmann to treatment at a state prison mental health facility in Oakdale, the Des Moines Register reported.
The order followed the determination that Dieckmann, 31, wasn’t mentally competent.
Staff at the Oakdale facility will try to restore Dieckmann’s mental health to the point where he can understand the charges against him and participate in his defense.
He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the March deaths of his mother, Jacqueline Dieckmann, 63, and his grandmother, Illa Pfeiffer, 91.
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