Kevin Christopher Torres, 41, was arrested and faces 18 charges, including three counts of murder, in connection with the deaths of Justin Atkinson, 43, his son 16-year-old Calvin Atkinson, and Anthony “Bubby” Mull, 25, authorities said. Other charges included home invasion with a firearm, burglary, kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, aggravated child abuse, abuse of a dead human body and tampering with evidence.
Torres is being held in the Osceola County Jail.
Torres has had competency hearings regularly for other crimes. Criminal defense attorney Jonathan Rose said there’s no safety net in the judicial system when it comes to mental-health treatment.
“When someone has a mental-health problem that is as substantial as his appear to be, the system basically grinds to a halt,” he explained, “Because you’re trying to get the person on the correct course of medication to get them to understand what’s going on, and the judges have to rely on the experts who are appointed.
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