Farmington man charged with killing his grandmother found incompetent

Farmington man charged with killing his grandmother found incompetent

June 12, 2019 05:25 PM

A man charged with second-degree murder in the death of his grandmother in 2016 has been found incompetent.

Court documents show Timothy Robert Steele, 40, was ruled incompetent Wednesday.


According to the criminal complaint, officers were called to a Farmington residence on the night of Oct. 15, 2016.

The complaint states Steele told officers, "I killed my grandmother."

It states Steele told police he was annoyed by his 84-year-old grandmother blowing her nose at dinner. After dinner, he went to his room, but was annoyed by the feeling of mucus in his mouth and its smell which he believed resulted because she had blown her nose.

It also says Steele said he heard voices in his head, and believed if he killed his grandmother the feeling and smell of mucus would go away. He then got a hammer and struck her "seven to eight times" in the head, the complaint says.

According to the complaint, Steele later decided he needed a gun to kill himself, but was talked out of that before police were called.

A review hearing is scheduled for next June.

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