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NORFOLK MURDER SUSPECT RULED INCOMPETENT FOR TRIAL

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A Norfolk man accused of stabbing to death a neighbor in northeast Nebraska has been ruled incompetent for trial.

Madison County District Judge Mark Johnson issued the ruling Wednesday regarding 49-year-old Rodolfo Castaneda-Morejon.

He’s pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and use of a weapon in the slaying of 39-year-old Yosvanis Velazquez Gomez on Aug. 25th at a Norfolk apartment complex.

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.

The records also say Castaneda-Morejon acknowledged stabbing Velazquez Gomez several times.

Judge Johnson ordered that Castaneda-Morejon will be taken to the state psychiatric hospital in Lincoln for treatment aimed at restoration.

A status hearing is set for August 7th.

AP