Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
A Transylvania County man charged with murdering his grandfather, and trying to kill his grandmother, is found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Connor Smith was also found incompetent to stand trial on Thursday during a competency hearing.
A psychiatrist, psychologist, his mother, and grandmother told the judge Smith suffers from schizophrenia.
In April 2010, deputies found 80-year-old Talbert "Buddy" Smith stabbed to death outside of his home in Sapphire.
They say Connor Smith also attacked his grandmother, Betty, but she managed to run away.