A hearing has been scheduled for October to determine whether a Bakersfield man accused of stabbing his mother and two of his siblings is competent to stand trial.
Psychiatrists will examine 23-year-old Jeremy Rapolla, and a judge will review their findings and make a determination regarding Rapolla's competency. The hearing is scheduled for Oct. 2, court records show.
Police said Rapolla stabbed his mother, Rochelle Rapolla, multiple times in the torso after an argument July 27 at their home in the 300 block of Donna Avenue. He then stabbed his brothers, Justin Rapolla, 15, and Manuel Jacinto, 10, in the head before fleeing the residence, police said.
Jacinto was taken to Valley Children' s Hospital in Madera in critical condition, court documents said. He suffered a wound that penetrated his skull.
Rapolla faces three counts of attempted murder, among other charges. He's being held on $1.6 million bail.