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Competency order sealed on murder suspect in Montevideo, Minn., stabbing

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MONTEVIDEO -- A mental health evaluation to determine whether Darek Jon Nelson is competent to stand trial in the Jan. 13 stabbing death of Vinessa Lozano has been filed with the District Court in Chippewa County.


District Judge Dwayne Knutsen received the report earlier this month. He ordered that it be closed, according to Chippewa County Attorney David Gilbertson.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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