Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of stabbing sister and father

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A mental competency evaluation was ordered Wednesday for an Encanto man accused of stabbing his sister and father during a Father’s Day argument at their home.

Arthur James Freeman, 39, is charged with elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. He faces nearly 19 years in prison if convicted.

The attack was reported at 9:57 a.m. on June 14 in the 6500 block of Elder Street. Police said Freeman stabbed both his sister and 71-year-old father in the abdomen during an argument.

Both victims were treated at a hospital for non-life threatening wounds, and the defendant was arrested at the home.

After an evaluation, Freeman will return to court Dec. 5, when a judge will determine whether the defendant understands the charges against him and can assist his attorney at trial.

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