State doctors have decided a mentally ill Monterey man charged with beating a day laborer on Fort Ord is now competent to face trial.
Judge Timothy Roberts said Glenn Blevins would be transported to Monterey County Jail from Atascadero State Mental Hospital. Doctors at Atascadero informed the court Blevins’ competency had been restored through treatment, the judge said this morning.
He is charged with an Aug. 10 attack on Artemio Santiago Garcia, 30. According to Marina police, Blevins chose Garcia from a group of day laborers in Seaside on the pretext that he needed some work done. He then allegedly drove his white pickup to an abandoned area of Fort Ord, where he beat Santiago Garcia to the point of unconsciousness.