Man found competent to stand trial in roommate death case

Steven Flood (Photo: New Fairfield Police)

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with sexually assaulting and fatally beating his 55-year-old roommate in May has been found competent to stand trial.

The News-Times reports that 32-year-old Steven Flood‘s attorney requested the evaluation in October based on Flood’s medical records. Flood faces felony murder, first-degree sexual assault and other charges in the death of Susan Guido, who was found beaten to death in the New Fairfield home they rented together.

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Flood’s attorney said Monday the defense is open to plea negotiations, after the judge accepted the competency exam.

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Court documents show Flood told police he repeatedly stomped on Flood’s head before sexually assaulting her, and he had been previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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