N. Ind. man accused in double-slaying seeks exam

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) -- A northern Indiana man charged in the fatal stabbings of his mother and half-sister is seeking a psychiatric examination to determine if he's competent to stand trial.
 
A White Superior Court judge did not immediately rule Wednesday after hearing 20-year-old David Rodenbarger's request for the exam.
 
The Monticello man was charged Monday with two counts of murder for the deaths of 41-year-old Michelle J. "Shelly" Haskins and 6-year-old Jillian E. "Jilly" Haskins.
 
The Journal & Courier reports Rodenbarger is accused of fatally stabbing his mother and half-sister last week using a two-pronged meat fork and knife at the family's home near Lake Freeman.
 
He's being held without bond in the White County Jail.

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