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Second psychiatric evaluation ordered for Yankton, SD man charged with murder

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YANKTON, SD (KTIV) -
YANKTON COUNTY, South Dakota (KTIV) - A Yankton, South Dakota man, who's accused of killing his uncle, is scheduled for more court-ordered psychological evaluation.

28-year-old Joshua Hudson was back in court Monday.

He is accused in the killing of his uncle, Todd Hudson, then leading police on a chase through Iowa and South Dakota in his uncle's pickup.

Hudson previously told his state-appointed attorney that he wanted to represent himself, and the court ordered that his mental state be analyzed before he was allowed to.The results did not come back in Hudson's favor. "After evaluating my client, they determined that he was not capable of understanding the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him, and not able to assist properly in his defense," Daniel Fox, Hudson's attorney said.

The state requested a second opinion, and the judge granted the motion. They'll reconvene to discuss the results of the second evaluation on July 21.





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Joshua Hudson, 28, of Yankton, South Dakota was back in court Monday morning.He's accused of killing his uncle, Todd Hudson, with a hammer before leading police on a high speed chase through Iowa and South Dakota in his uncle's truck.

Hudson told his state appointed attorney that he would like to represent himself in court.

The court ordered that Hudson be evaluated to determine if he was mentally capable of representing himself.

The first evaluation came back saying Hudson wasn't competent to understand the charges against him or their severity.

The state requested a second opinion, and the court will evaluate that one on July 21.
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