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Competency evaluation ordered for Sioux City man charged with murder in Nebraska

NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – A Sioux City man charged in the deaths of his former girlfriend’s parents in Nebraska will be evaluated to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

Brindar Jangir is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of using a firearm to commit a felony in the deaths of 56-year old Randal Grimes and his wife, 51-year-old Annette Grimes, of Douglas.

On Monday an Otoe County judge approved an order for a competency evaluation to take place at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services’ Lincoln Correctional Center.

Officials say the couple was found dead in their home after the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of gunshots at 100 Otoe Street in Douglas on March 23.

Authorities say Jangir used a stolen shotgun to kill the couple.

The affidavit says his girlfriend was living with Jangir in Sioux City until she moved out March 12.

The affidavit says she told officers Jangir threatened to kill her and her parents if she ever left him.

Jangir was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on March 31 near San Diego, as he tried to re-enter the United States from Mexico.

Blake Branch

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