Aldo Alvarez: Mentally challenged man shot by deputy will be committed to state mental facility

UPDATE: A judge has ruled that Aldo Alvarez should be committed to a state mental facility. The judge said he needs an intensive program.


A mentally-challenged man, shot and injured by a deputy, is expected to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff's office deputy shot the mentally challenged man in his driveway last year after he says Alvarez attacked him.

Alvarez underwent surgery and has recovered. He was placed on house arrest.
Alvarez's parents are worried about their son being put into a mental health facility.

In November a pair of psychiatrists determined Alvarez was unfit to stand trial.
They claim he cannot understand the court system.



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