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.
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.