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SD man charged with slashing his son ruled insane

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge has found that a man charged with trying to kill his 8-year-old son during a bizarre ritual at a San Diego cemetery was insane at the time of the offense.

City News Service says the judge ruled Thursday that 32-year-old Joseph Ramirez was incapable of distinguishing right from wrong when he slashed his son's forearms with a broken candle holder and cut himself at Mount Hope Cemetery in April.

Ramirez will be sent to a mental health facility for up to 13 years.

Witnesses said Ramirez took his three kids and their mother to visit his uncle's grave.

Ramirez allegedly had the family drink sangria and eat energy bars, calling it "the last supper," before injuring his son.

Ramirez reportedly said he was sending the children to Jesus.

 

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