Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 8, 2013

Monticello man accused in double-slaying seeks exam


The Associated Press

Monticello — A northern Indiana man charged in the fatal stabbings of his mother and half-sister is seeking a psychiatric examination to determine if he's competent to stand trial.

A White Superior Court judge did not immediately rule Wednesday after hearing 20-year-old David Rodenbarger's request for the exam.

The Monticello man was charged Monday with two counts of murder for the deaths of 41-year-old Michelle J. "Shelly" Haskins and 6-year-old Jillian E. "Jilly" Haskins.

The Journal & Courier reports Rodenbarger is accused of fatally stabbing his mother and half-sister last week using a two-pronged meat fork and knife at the family's home near Lake Freeman.

He's being held without bond in the White County Jail.