Timothy Granata, of Orange, pleads not guilty to killing mother

Police say the 23-year-old used sharp objects to strike his mother at their Wild Rose Drive home last summer.

Police say the 23-year-old used sharp objects to strike his mother at their Wild Rose Drive home last summer. (6/30/15)

ORANGE - Timothy Granata, the man from Orange accused of killing his mother last year, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in court Monday and chose a trial by a three-judge panel.

Police say the 23-year-old used sharp objects to strike his mother at their Wild Rose Drive home last summer.

A judge ordered Granata to undergo psychological treatment earlier this year and ruled he was competent to stand trial.

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