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Man again ruled incompetent to undergo murder trial

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 12:20:03-05

MADISON, Neb. (KNEN-FM) — A judge has ruled that a man accused of stabbing to death a neighbor in northeast Nebraska is still incompetent for trial.

Station KNEN reports that the judge made the ruling Friday on Rodolfo Castaneda-Morejon. He's pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the slaying of Yosvanis Velazquez Gomez on Aug. 25, 2017, in Norfolk. Court records say Castaneda-Morejon told investigators he confronted Velazquez Gomez about an inappropriate text message sent to Castaneda-Morejon's girlfriend, suspecting the two were having a secret relationship.

Castaneda-Morejon has been undergoing treatment at the state psychiatric hospital in an effort to restore him to competency.