LEXINGTON, Neb. — A murder trial remains on hold while waiting for doctors to evaluate the competency of the primary suspect.
KHGI reports (http://bit.ly/2uRkQbV ) Jose Regalado-Mendez is waiting for an evaluation of his mental health at the Lincoln Regional Center.
Regalado-Mendez is charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in connection with the death of Jose Hernandez.
The remains of Hernandez were found Dec. 12 near a farmhouse north of Lexington.
Prosecutors say they believe Regalado-Mendez shot to Hernandez in October and then hid the body.