Lima man accused of killing father requests second opinion


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Timothy Youngblood, left, and attorney Joseph Benavidez requested a second evaluation of restored competency at Thursday’s hearing in front of Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed.

Timothy Youngblood, left, and attorney Joseph Benavidez requested a second evaluation of restored competency at Thursday’s hearing in front of Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed.


LIMA — A second opinion was ordered on the status of restored competency for a Lima man accused of killing his father with a sword-like weapon.

Timothy Youngblood, 32, was ruled incompetent to stand trial but restorable within one year of treatment, according to an October report from the Forensic Psychiatric Center of Western Ohio in Dayton.

The Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo completed the first evaluation for restored competency. Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed recommended a second opinion be completed back at the center in Dayton.

Youngblood was charged with murder of his father, 65-year-old Van Youngblood, on July 9, 2018.

Youngblood will remain ruled incompetent to stand trial until, and if, he is restored. The results of the first restoration evaluation remain confidential. The next hearing will depend upon the scheduling of the second evaluation.

Detectives determined Van Youngblood had been stabbed “multiple times by a sword-like weapon” taken from a military-style shadowbox display in the family home, 311 E. 14th St., Lima. Timothy Youngblood was taken into custody after being found in the garage of the residence.

Youngblood was indicted by the August term of an Allen County grand jury on two counts of murder, both unclassified felonies, and one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. If convicted on either of the murder counts, he could’ve faced a prison term of 15 years to life.

Timothy Youngblood, left, and attorney Joseph Benavidez requested a second evaluation of restored competency at Thursday’s hearing in front of Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/04/web1_Youngblood.jpgTimothy Youngblood, left, and attorney Joseph Benavidez requested a second evaluation of restored competency at Thursday’s hearing in front of Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed.

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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