Mental Health evaluation ordered for man accused of blowing up home

Posted at 8:14 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 20:14:59-04

The North Buffalo man accused of blowing up his own home will now undergo a mental health evaluation.

73-year-old Santo Cok made a brief court appearance on Wednesday.

Cok facing arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief charges over last month's explosion on Covington Road.

Investigators say he disconnected a gas line and lit and candle to try and commit suicide.

The explosion destroyed Cok's home and seriously damaged two neighboring houses.

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