Formerly Suspected of Manila Homicide, Godoy-Standley To Be Committed to Mental Health Hospital


criminal-justice-humboldt-county-caEUREKA – Hector Godoy-Standley, the man formerly accused of homicide in Manila, will be committed to a mental health facility.

Godoy-Standley was arrested on December 18th six days after law enforcement connected him and four others to the murder of 20-year-old Tyson Claros in Manila.

He was deemed incompetent to stand trial for murder in May. Defense attorney David Celli and Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Shafer agreed that the best course of action would be to transfer him to a hospital set up for people with developmental disabilities.

The defense first sought placement at a local facility, but he will likely be transferred to a locked in-patient treatment center in Porterville.

A confirmation of Godoy-Standley’s transfer is set for September.

The four remaining co-defendants are still awaiting trial.