A Pleasanton, Texas man has been acquitted of murder charges for reasons owing to his mental capacity.

A Pleasanton, Texas man has been acquitted of murder charges for reasons owing to his mental capacity.
Casanoba Florez was arrested in March 2017 in Caddo Valley following the stabbing death of his son.
Officers with the Caddo Valley Police Department and deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Pilot Truck Stop over reports of an altercation between two men. There, they discovered both Florez and his son, 21-year-old Casanova Florez, laying on pavement, both bearing lacerations on their upper bodies.
First-degree murder and aggravated robbery charges were later filed against the father.
Two examinations were conducted on the defendant, on July 17, 2017 and Jan. 24, 2018, to, according to court documents, “determine his capacity, as a result of mental disease or defect, to conform his conduct to the requirements of law or to appreciate the criminality of his conduct.”
Based on the evaluations, which were completed by forensic psychologist Dr. Melissa Dannacher, it was recommended that Florez be acquitted. Furthermore, it has been noted that he continues to “be affected by mental disease or defect.”
Florez has now been committed to the custody of the Director of the Department of Human Services to undergo further examinations as well as treatment.
The order of acquittal was last week signed by Judge Greg Vardaman.