Aldo Alvarez: Man shot by deputy says he wants to get on with his life

The deputy said he feared for his life

The mentally challenged man shot by a Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy after he allegedly attacked the deputy says "it is hard" to understand what is happening during court proceedings.

Aldo Alvarez was first declared incompetent to stand trial, but then doctors said he regained competency.

A doctor recently ordered another competency evaluation.

Alvarez says he remembers learning about court proceedings while at the state mental hospital.

"They just told us about the people in court... the positions... the judge and the jury. I guess they were trying to teach us to understand," Alvarez said.

Alvarez's parents have set up a petition asking for an independent investigation into the incident.

"I want to get on with my life," Alvarez said.

The deputy said he feared for his life and had choice but to shoot.

Alvarez's mother Ana is hoping the entire process ends soon.

"I hope they don't send him back to the mental hospital because they already did that and they didn't accomplish anything," she said.

Alvarez is set to receive another competency evaluation and will be back in court in a few months.

For the time being, he will remain on house arrest.

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