Man charged in Wayne coach murder competent to stand trial

WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) -- The man charged with murdering a former Wayne High football coach has by been found competent to stand trial according to psychiatric officials.

Prosecutors say 52-year-old Clinton Douglas Skeens stabbed Jess "Scott" Jarrell to death on December 31, 2010.

Authorities say 73-year-old Jarrell was stabbed 43 times at his Wayne home

In August, Wayne County Circuit Judge Darrell Pratt Judge ordered Skeens to go under a psychiatric evaluation. That evaluation came back earlier this week.

Wayne County Prosecutor Tom Plymale tells our sister station WSAZ that Judge Pratt will make the final determination on Jarrrell’s competency.

A pretrial hearing for Skeens is set for January 19. He could go to trial as early as January 30.


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