IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Tishomingo County man charged with the death of the father of the county sheriff has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
A judge issued the ruling Tuesday in the case of Joshua Vandiver, 32, who was charged with the June 20, 2008 death of Hezzie Whitlock, 91, at an Iuka home.
Whitlock was the father of Tishomingo County Sheriff Glenn Whitlock and Tishomingo County Tax Collector Paul Whitlock.
Authorities say Vandiver was related to Hezzie Whitlocks' wife.
During the hearing, the judge said reports and recommendations from several mental health experts left him with no doubt Vandiver was insane at the time of the murder.
He ordered Vandiver to undergo extensive outpatient treatment at Timber Hills Mental Health Services and strictly follow the plans for his treatment.
Any failure to comply, remain a law abiding citizen or if his condition worsened would result in his immediate admission to the state mental hospital.
Vandiver was also told he must live outside the county and have no contact with the victim's family.