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Man accused of blowing up own home: sane or not?

Posted: 7:59 PM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 19:59:31-04
Man accused of blowing up own home: sane or not?
Man accused of blowing up own home: sane or not?

The North Buffalo man accused of blowing up his own home in a botched suicide attempt has been deemed competent to stand trial.

On Monday, 73-year-old Santo Cok waived his right to a felony hearing.

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

In May, a judge ordered he undergo a mental health examination before the case cold move forward. 

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. No one was hurt.

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