WALHALLA - A judge has found an Upstate man accused of shooting his mother and stepfather to death not guilty by reason of insanity and committed him to a state mental hospital.
Solicitor Chrissy Adams said Circuit Judge Alexander Macauley ordered 35-year-old Jason Mark Carter be committed to the state Department of Mental Health for at least four months and then be checked again after several months to determine how long he will be committed.
Carter was charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 52-year-old Debra Perkins and 57-year-old Kevin Perkins. Authorities said the couple was found wrapped in plastic in the basement of their home near Lake Hartwell in Seneca in March 2006.
Carter was found competent to stand trial in January.