Accused Hospital Murderer Update 11 Apr 14

The attorney representing the Minnesota Security Hospital inmate accused of killing another inmate is asking a judge to have the man evaluated again to see if he’s competent for trial. An earlier evaluation of 32-year-old Darnell Dee Whitefeather found he was competent. It also said he was mentally ill, but understood what he was doing was morally wrong. In court on Wednesday Whitefeather’s attorney asked that he be evaluated again, but only for competency. Whitefeather is accused of beating 41-year-old Michael Francis Douglas to death in January, a week after he assaulted another inmate. Whitefeather was reportedly in the St. Peter facility because he was violent and having psychotic episodes in the Beltrami County Jail. He was in jail after allegedly burglarizing a coffee shop in Bemidji.