A north-central Iowa man who’s accused of killing his brother is still awaiting trial. It has been six months now since 26-year-old Michael Lindseth of Ellsworth was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his brother, 24-year-old Douglas Lindseth at the family’s rural Ellsworth residence.
Michael Lindseth has been found to be incompetent to stand trial at this time. In addition, Michael Lindseth faces a charge of attempted murder this spring after allegedly stabbing a jailer at the Hamilton County Jail in Webster City with a pen. Lindseth remains in custody at the State Medical Classification Center in Oakdale and will not be released.
District Court Judge Timothy Finn recommended that the trial be put on hold pending a further psychiatric evaluation. The trial was to have been held late next month in Hamilton County District Court in Webster City.