A man accused of killing a Yankton resident last year will be committed to the South Dakota Human Services Center until he is deemed mentally competent to face charges.
Darwin Abel Jans of Yankton has been charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of 59-year-old Larry D. Goodman. Authorities say Jans assaulted Goodman last September and Goodwin died weeks later in a hospital.
Circuit Judge Glen Eng says a psychiatric evaluation found with reasonable certainty that Jans had paranoid psychosis at the time of the alleged crime, which made him incapable of knowing he had committed a wrongful act.
It was the third evaluation ordered by the court.
An April 14 hearing is scheduled to re-examine his status.
Most Popular Today
Headliners For JazzFest Announced
- 2.Meetings & Events, Events Center
Eric Church Concert Near-Sellout Within Minutes
- 3.Meetings & Events
2014 JazzFest Headliners Announced
PAi Opening An Office In Sioux Falls
BNSF Outlines Fertilizer Shipment Plan To Feds
Building Permits Surge
Overall Index Up In Rural Midwest Banker Survey
State Offers Training For Blind, Visually Impaired
Thursday Evening Business Brief