in the stabbing of his former manager at the Wilshire West Car Wash, Peter Duran has been committed to Patton State Hospital, a mental health institution in San Bernardino.
A judge determined Dec. 21 that Duran, 29, was incompetent to stand trial, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Duran, a Los Angeles resident, was recently terminated from his job at the car wash at Wilshire Boulevard and 24th Street .
A report on Duran's progress is scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Airport Courthouse. "The report to the judge is whether he is found fit to stand trial," said D.A. spokeswoman Jane Robison.
One of five hospitals run by the state Department of Mental Health Services, Patton provides psychiatric care and treatment to criminal suspects who have been committed by the courts for treatment.
Duran may march forward to a trial if and when he is found to understand the charges levied against him.
He was charged Sept. 23 with attempted murder with the special allegation that he did so with a deadly and dangerous weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon with the special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury. Duran faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.