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Montevideo, Minn., man found competent in murder of woman

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MONTEVIDEO -- Court proceedings are moving forward again in the first-degree murder case against Darek Jon Nelson, 25, of Montevideo.


On Oct. 12, District Judge Dwayne Knutsen confirmed an order finding that Nelson was mentally competent to stand trial in the fatal stabbing of his co-worker, Vinessa Lozano, 18.

Lozano was killed on Jan. 13 at the Pizza Ranch in Montevideo.

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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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