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Carlsbad man ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial in parents' slayings

June 24, 2009 |  4:20 pm

A 44-year-old Carlsbad man accused of hacking his aged parents to death was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Dennis Brian Gluck is charged with murder in the Jan. 18 slayings of his father Harry Gluck, 90, and his mother, Jean Gluck, 78, in their home. He was arrested in late February in Ensenada.

Gluck has a history of mental illness and an arrest record that includes attacking a homeless man with a machete.

Superior Court Judge Frederick Maguire ruled today that Gluck should be sent to a state mental hospital for up to three years or until he is fit for trial.

-- Tony Perry