LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The Calcasieu Parish district attorney's office has dropped objections to a sanity hearing for a 35-year-old man accused of killing his 75-year-old grandmother.

The American Press reports that the decision came two days after Judge Clayton Davis denied the request from defense attorney Michael McHale.

The judge said the first-degree murder case against Carl Webb Jr. had been going on for two years without such a request and Webb already had been tried on weapons charges.

On Friday, prosecutor Carla Sigler said the state was withdrawing its opposition because of the serious charge, because McHale felt a sanity hearing was necessary based on his conversations with Webb; and to avoid a possible reversal of a verdict.