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Screen-Shot-2015-05-29-at-8.38.34-PM-300x158-300x158An Orange man accused of murdering his mother 18 months ago, was committed to a state mental health facility on Wednesday after he was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

Timothy Granata, 23, was charged with killing his mother, Dr. Claudia Dinan Granata, 58, in her home on Wild Rose Drive back on July 24, 2014.

Following his arrest, Granata underwent mental health evaluations, after which he was declared competent to stand trial. Granata pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

A three-judge panel found him not guilty of the crime by reason of mental disease or defect. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, Granata was sentenced to a maximum 60 years at the Whiting Forensic Institute for the Criminally Insane in Middletown.

file photo of Timothy Granata

file photo of Timothy Granata

Whiting Forensic Institute

Whiting Forensic Institute

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