Outdoor Updates: Man accused in fatal stabbing on Appalachian Trail will stand trial

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  • June 15, 2020
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Man accused in fatal stabbing on Appalachian Trail will stand trial

James Jordan, the man accused of killing a thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail in May 2019, was deemed competent to stand trail last Thursday, moving the case forward. According to WATE.com, a probable cause and detention hearing has been set for June 25.

Jordan is accused of stabbing and killing Ronald Sanchez, Jr., 43, an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, and injuring a female hiker. In October 2019, he was taken to a mental health unit for treatment. Jordan is currently being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon, VA. 

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