Accused hammer killer committed to psychiatric hospital
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A man suspected of killing a 37-year-old man with a sledgehammer on Midway Drive in Point Loma has been committed to a state psychiatric hospital after a judge found him mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Michael Anthony Dean was killed Jan. 8 after being struck repeatedly with a sledgehammer allegedly by Greg Repp Jennings, 50.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Margie Woods read doctors’ reports about Jennings and ruled he was not mentally competent to understand legal proceedings.

The ruling said Jennings lacked the capacity to decide whether to take antipsychotic medications and his mental disorder required the medication. The judge authorized involuntary administration of antipsychotic medications.

Woods ruled that Jennings receive treatment at from Liberty Healthcare at the George Bailey Detention Facility, but also authorized officials to take him to Patton State Hospital for more treatment if he does not respond.

If Jennings does not become competent within three years, he will be returned for another mental competency hearing before a judge.

Attorney Monique Carter told a judge on Feb. 8 she doubted her client, Greg Repp Jennings, 50, was mentally competent and criminal proceedings were then suspended by another judge.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Reilly said he did not know if Jennings knew the victim, but they had been arguing around 6:20 p.m. on Jan. 8 near a bus stop on Midway Drive near West Point Loma Boulevard.

The sledgehammer was small, weighing 64 ounces, but the victim was struck multiple times before he collapsed, said Reilly.

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January 07, 2020
I aim michael sister aim the oldest my name is beatrice i would like to know if you know any more info about my brother killer ... This passed year ive been dealing with alot with my mom being real sick in and out of the hospital, aim sad to say that i just lost my mom , she was 62 years old when we found out about michael and what happend to him it almost killed my mom i couldnt imagine the pain and wondering why that she had to go tho as a mother burying your own child .you see it happing on tv in movies an you never think that this would ever happend to your family but it did ... My mom.had 9 kids 3 girls snd the rest boys michael was the oldest of the boys ... And to top it off dealing with me being homeless .. We been looking for my brother. We just found him in November 2017 we where so happy that he was alive an ok then two months latter his life was taken from us ... Please if there is anymore info that my have about whats going on can u please get back at me thank you so much yours truly beatrice
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