LaPORTE — At the order of a LaPorte judge, an 18-year-old man who stabbed his father two dozen times will be committed to a mental health facility. During an initial court hearing Friday on Class A felony attempted murder, Dane Hoover was ruled incompetent to stand trial. LaPorte Circuit Court Judge Robert Gilmore also decided to commit Hoover to a state mental health facility after reviewing a confidential psychiatric report. He’ll only stand trial if his undisclosed mental health condition improves to the point where he can assist in his defense and understand the court proceedings, said his attorney, David
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MICHIGAN CITY: Police say boy thought his dad was ‘evil’ MICHIGAN CITY | A teenager passing through the area with his father concluded his father was “evil” and had to die, so he stabbed him several times while both were in the parking lot of Crazy D’s Truck Stop in Michigan City, police said. The teenager, 18-year-old Dane Hoover, was arrested Tuesday morning on an attempted murder charge. His father, 54-year-old Tom Hoover, was taken to St. Anthony Memorial in Michigan City for treatment of multiple stab wounds to the face and chest, police said. No condition report was available.