FARMINGTON — A 28-year-old man accused of shooting his father in the face while duck hunting nine years ago is still too mentally incompetent to be released from Utah State Hospital.
Judge Michael G. Allphin ruled Monday in 2nd District Court that Benjamin Joseph Gully was “a danger to himself and to others.”
Doctors from the hospital sent letters to Allphin saying that Gully’s mental condition “cannot be controlled,” Allphin said.
Another review hearing is set for Aug. 26.
Gully was declared not guilty by reason of insanity in 2007 in the shooting death of his father, 61-year-old James Gully. He was 19 years old at the time of the shooting that took place in the Farmington Bay area.
Gully, who is now under the care of the Department of Human Services, has been at the state hospital since 2005, receiving treatment for a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.