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Published April 12, 2012, 04:56 PM

Crookston Man Accused in Father's Slaying to be in Court Monday

CROOKSTON, MINN. (AP) — A 28-year-old Crookston, Minn., man accused of killing his father has completed a court-required psychological exam and is set to appear in court Monday.

By: Associated Press,

CROOKSTON, MINN. (AP) — A 28-year-old Crookston, Minn., man accused of killing his father has completed a court-required psychological exam and is set to appear in court Monday.

Jacob Abel is accused of killing his father, 58-year-old Jerome Abel, by stabbing him at least two dozen times in the head and neck after an argument Feb. 5. The younger Abel is charged with first-degree murder, as well as with an alternate charge of second-degree murder.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that the Abel talked to himself and interrupted court proceedings with occasional outbursts at his initial court appearance, prompting District Court Judge Kurt Marben to order the psychological examination.

The newspaper reports that the Monday hearing is set for 9 a.m. before Judge Donald Aandal.

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Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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