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November 15, 2014 12:29 PM

Second Psych Exam Ordered For Yankton Murder Suspect

Yankton, SD

A judge has ordered a second psychiatric evaluation for a man accused of killing his uncle in Yankton.

First Circuit Judge Glen Eng ordered a second evaluation for Joshua Hudson. A psychiatric exam done earlier this year at the request of defense attorney Dan Fox concluded that Hudson is not mentally competent to face charges.

Yankton County deputy state's Attorney Erich Johnke had asked Eng to order the second test. Eng on Friday ordered that the evaluation be conducted by doctors at the Human Services Center, where Hudson is currently housed.

Hudson is accused of using a hammer to kill 46-year-old Todd Hudson on March 7. He could face life in prison if convicted.

A status hearing has been scheduled for March 16.

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