Melissa Bal, 37, of San Diego, appears before Judge Jeanne Schechter at the Merced County Superior Courthouse for a competency hearing where no decision was made, in Merced, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Bal, who is suspected of killing her mother Lydia Marie Bal, 55, of Dos Palos, in Oct. 2017, has been charged with first degree murder.
The California Highway Patrol responds to the scene of a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 59 near Rahilly Road in Merced County, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. According to CHP Officer Noe Lomeli, a 30-year-old man from El Nido, was traveling northbound on Highway 59 when traffic suddenly stopped in front of him, causing him to brake and swerve to the right which caused the vehicle to overturn. According to Lomeli, the man was the only vehicle occupant and no injuries were reported.