Two men involved in Nebraska-tied homicides will be mentally evaluated
A judge has ordered Brindar Jangir, the man accused of killing a Douglas, Nebraska couple, to undergo a mental evaluation to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial.
The 36–year–old is accused of killing Randal and Annette Grimes in their home March 23. They were the parents of his ex–girlfriend.
Authorities arrested Jangir on March 30 at the U.S.–Mexico border.
He's been charged with two counts of first degree murder.
In the other homicide case. A man accused of killing a Lincoln High grad also appeared in court.
Officials in Leavenworth County, Kansas said a judge has ordered 35–year–old Andrew Wieland to undergo a mental evaluation to make sure he's competent to go to trial.
Wieland is accused of killing his girlfriend, Heather Wunderlich in late May.
He's been charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Leavenworth police said they aren't releasing details surrounding the case or the cause of Heather's death.
"A lot of investigative work for us to do," Deputy Chief Dan Nicodemus said over the phone. "Some of that work is done here in house, some of it is done in partnership with other agencies. So we'll just continue our investigation into the death."
Heather was also a former medic in the Nebraska Army National Guard who earned the Bronze Star in 2007 for her service in Iraq.
Wieland's next scheduled court appearance is June 28.