Jason Steiss appears in court, judge orders mental evaluation

Jason Steiss faces a murder charge in the death of Joy Steiss.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 2:27 PM
Updated: Mar 6, 2019 4:46 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A man who allegedly choked his mother to death, and then told police he was possessed by demons and Adolf Hitler at the time, appeared in court Wednesday morning. 

Jason Steiss faces a murder charge in the death of Joy Steiss.

Judge Fran Gull ordered Steiss to be evaluated to see if he is competent to stand trial, and if he was of sound mind at the time the crime was committed. 

Steiss is due back in court for his trial setting on April 11th. 

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