Man Accused in 2004 Hastings Murder Not Allowed to Leave Regional Center


A 36-year-old man who was found not guilty of a 2004 Hastings murder by reason of insanity has been ordered to remain in the state psychiatric hospital.

A judge made the decision Tuesday at the annual review for Jayson Garett, who was sent to the Lincoln Regional Center in 2006.

Authorities say Garett has a bipolar disorder and was in a manic phase when he stabbed 45-year-old Daryl Peed 45 times at Peed's home on March 27, 2004 before going to sleep in the victim's bed. Authorities say the two men didn't know each other.

A hospital staff psychiatrist testified Tuesday that Garett had made progress but concerns remain.