Judge Orders Mental Evaluation for Murder Suspect



A man charged in a Lincoln stabbing death will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to see if he is fit to stand trial.  A Lancaster County District judge  ordered the evaluation for 30-year-old LaRon Branch.  Police say Branch stabbed Jarvis Long to death in Peter Pan Park on Jan. 16. Branch has been charged with second-degree murder and using a weapon to commit a felony.   Branch was arrested on Valentine's Day, nearly a month after Long's body was found in the park. Branch told police he stabbed Long during a fight involving three men who Branch said attacked him at the park.

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