By Andy Furillo
A Sacramento judge today ordered a stroke-impaired man accused of murder in a 1980 killing to be transferred to Napa State Hospital.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Gary S. Mullen last month found defendant Robert Blockton, who turns 59 on Wednesday, incompetent to stand trial in the Nov. 3, 1980, stabbing death of 22-year-old Charles Redmond, whose body was found in Miller Park.
The judge acted on a recommendation from the county's Conditional Release Program in sending Blockton to Napa, where hospital officials will place the defendant in a trial competency program.
Under the terms of his placement, Blockton can be held at Napa for a maximum of three years. The hospital will report back to the court in 90 days to update his competency status.