Involuntary treatment ordered for man charged in 1986 death
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of a 1986 killing in Longview has been ordered to receive anti-psychotic medication against his will.
The Daily News reports Cowlitz County Judge Pro Tem James Stonier ordered involuntary treatment for 58-year-old Glenn Adams, who is charged with first-degree murder.
A judge last month ordered Adams to undergo competency restoration treatment at Western State Hospital, finding that he was competent to stand trial but unable to aid in his own defense.
His attorney Thad Scudder told the court that Adams does not want to take medication and believes he is competent.
According to a report last month, doctors have diagnosed Adams with unspecified schizophrenia.
Adams, of Santa Barbara, California, told police in July he killed 53-year-old Russell Haines at the Oregon Way Hotel.
Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com