Luling man can now face charge of killing father

Was originally ruled unfit to stand trial due to psychosis

A Luling man who doctors say suffers from psychosis has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of his father.

Stanley Robinson Jr., 21, of 1005 Kinler St. in Luling, was originally found unfit to stand trial because he suffered from auditory hallucinations and religious delusions, according to a psychiatrist who examined him.

Robinson was sent to the East Louisiana Mental Health System where he was treated with antipsychotic medication that seems to have restored his competency.

Robinson allegedly got into a fight with his father, Stanley Robinson Sr., last November. The fight quickly escalated and a woman who was hiding in the bathroom heard the two arguing, followed by gunshots.

A short while later, the woman exited the bathroom and found Stanley Robinson Sr. lying on the ground. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Robinson Jr. was quickly apprehended and charged with murder, though the charge has now been reduced to manslaughter.

A status hearing is scheduled in the case for Oct. 20.

 

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