Yankton Man Accused Of Murder Committed
by Associated Press
December 21, 2013 1:07 PM
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.