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Man found not competent to stand trial for stabbing mother, brothers

Posted at 10:29 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 01:29:19-05

A Bakersfield man was found not competent to stand trial for the stabbings of his mother and two brothers last year.

Jeremy Rapolla, who allegedly suffers from schizophrenia, was arrested in July after attacking his family members with a knife. Rapolla, 24, stabbed them all in the torso and head, claiming they were imposters and he wanted to see what was inside of them.

RELATED: Documents say Jeremy Rapolla told police he tried to kill his family after he was kicked out of home

Rapolla has been committed to three years at a mental health facility.