Man Accused of Beating Girlfriend to Death To Have Mental Health Investigated

Local News

A Mission man facing a murder charge will wait a few more weeks for his day in court.

The competency evaluation requested by the defense has not been completed. State prosecutors and the attorney for 31-year-old Conrado Tovar Jr. were granted more time to investigate his mental health records.

Tovar was arrested in October for allegedly beating his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat. Investigators found Maria Isabel Hernandez dead in her Palmview home. Tovar later confessed to the crime. 

The defendant will be back in front of a judge on March 28.

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