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Jacob Abel

Judge says Crookston man accused of killing father fit to stand trial on murder charge

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A Crookston man accused of killing his father in February was ruled mentally competent to stand trial Monday.

Jacob Abel, 28, made his second appearance in state District Court in Crookston after completing a court-ordered psychological examination. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit and wearing thick-rimmed glasses, he was more subdued than during his initial court appearance, when his outburst interrupted the proceedings.

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