Tiffany Durbin
Tiffany Durbin

After nearly two months of delays, Chad Durbin, the Leitchfield man accused of killing a Lebanon Junction man, was found competent this week to stand trial alongside his ex-wife Tiffany Durbin this November. 

At a Grayson Circuit Court appearance on Tuesday, an order was entered that Chad Durbin, after being evaluated at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center, was determined competent to stand trial, and, by his counsel, he waived his right to a hearing on that issue and agreed that he is competent. 

Additionally, two other orders were handed down on Tuesday reassigning the jury trial of Chad and Tiffany Durbin from Aug. 28 through Aug. 31 to Nov. 13 through Nov. 16 at 9 a.m.

Chad and Tiffany Durbin will be tried together on charges filed against them in relation to the April 1, 2017, shooting death of Robert Hayes, of Lebanon Junction, who, according to court files, was in a relationship with Tiffany Durbin at the time of his death. 

Chad Durbin will be tried on the charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse. Tiffany Durbin will be tried on the charges of conspiracy to commit murder, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse.

By his counsel, Chad Durbin made a motion on June 19 requesting a postponement of the trial for "good cause shown ... In this case, the defendant is unfairly prejudiced by a jury trial" on the trial set to begin on Aug. 28, and more time was needed by the defense "to prepare mitigation testimony for sentencing purposes and for further investigation."

The case against Chad and Tiffany Durbin is being prosecuted by Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jeremy Logsdon. Chad Durbin is being represented by David Rainey, of the Department of Public Advocacy in Elizabethtown. 

Tiffany Durbin was being represented by Louisville defense attorney Mark Rice, but he withdrew as her legal counsel for the case. At press time, she had not garnered a new attorney.