Louisburg man was sleepwalking during fatal stabbing :: WRAL.comLouisburg man was sleepwalking during fatal stabbing
Louisburg, N.C. — A Franklin County man who admitted to stabbing his 14-year-old sister to death and stabbing his mother was back home on Thursday after state psychiatrists found he committed the crimes while he was sleepwalking.
In January 2010, Joseph Bravio Mendez was accused of stabbing his mother, Lydia Etanislao, about 20 times while she was sleeping and stabbing and killing his sister, Julianna Mathews.
Mendez, then 18, was charged with murder.
Psychiatrist evaluation or not I just do not buy the idea that someone could kill another in their sleep.