‘Murder’ tattoo suspect claimed competent, trial date set

Jeffrey Chapman (KSN Photo)

GREAT BEND, Kansas – Jeffrey Chapman man will stand trial after being declared competent by Larned State Hospital Authorities.

Chapman is charged with the murder of 25-year-old Damon Galyardt, whose body was discovered southwest of Great Bend.

Chapman had asked that a professional tattoo artist be allowed to cover up or remove the murder tattoo on his neck.

The request was denied.

Jeffrey Chapman
Jeffrey Chapman Mug Shot

The judge in the case had ordered Chapman to undergo a psychological evaluation at Larned State Hospital because Chapman claimed he was having hallucinations.

The supervisor at the state hospital said while the average time for an evaluation is 30-45 days, he came to the conclusion that Chapman was competent to stand trial after two-and-a-half hours of interviews and tests.

Chapman’s trial will start February 2nd, 2015.

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