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Warren man committed to mental health facility for stabbing death

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WARREN, Ohio -

A Warren man who was declared insane after stabbing a 71-year-old man to death was committed on Thursday to a mental health facility for life.

Patrick Heltzel, 22, was ordered by Judge Andrew Logan to undergo treatment at Heartland Behavioral Healthcare.  Heltzel is to be committed at the Massillon facility for life unless his stay is terminated earlier by the court.

Heltzel was accused of murdering Milton Grumbling in the victim's Warren home in April 2013.

Investigators say the bones in Grumbling's face had been fractured and his dentures were broken.

Heltzel's mother testified during his trial that her son has a history of depression and mental health problems.

After hearing the evidence, Judge Logan ruled that Heltzel suffers from schizophrenia, and did not know what he was doing was wrong.

Heartland Behavioral Healthcare, according to their website, provides inpatient care for acutely mentally ill adults from Northeastern Ohio.

HBH's services include evaluations, intensive psychiatric care, recovery, psychiatry, psychology, social services, and patient education.

Heltzel's first review hearing is scheduled to be held in six months.

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