Charges suspended against man in attack

Published 8:30 pm Monday, August 12, 2019

Man found incompetent to stand trial

Logan Goodemann


An Albert Lea man charged with attacking his mother in May has been found incompetent after a court-appointed psychiatric evaluation.

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The criminal case against Logan Goodemann, 25, will be suspended and will remain suspended unless his competency is restored and prosecutors motion to revive the case, said Freeborn County Attorney David Walker.

Walker said the evaluation concluded Goodemann was not able to participate effectively in his defense with his lawyer.

Goodemann, who had faced charges of attempted first-degree assault tied to the May 29 incident, has been referred for consideration for a civil commitment to a state treatment center. 

Court documents state Goodemann reportedly attempted to break his mother’s neck multiple times, and when that didn’t work, he reportedly got a knife and was going to stab her in the throat with it.

He reportedly told an officer that his mother had been acting strangely and that he attacked her after she had asked him to do more dishes. He said he couldn’t do more dishes but didn’t want to get in trouble for not doing them.

A public defender for Goodemann in June stated his client had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.


See what happened over the weekend in the PM report here.