Darrah ruled competent to stand trial in Croft murder

By Chris Swick
January 06, 2016

One of the two remaining defendants in the murder of James Croft has been ruled competent to stand trial.

It was ruled Monday in the Ninth District Court that Samuel Darrah, 46, understands the charges against him and that he can assist in his own defense. Darrah, along with fellow defendant Kamra Kay Farrell, had been ordered in November to undergo competency evaluations to determine their abilities to stand trial for the 2014 murder of Croft.

Farrell, 28, is slated to have her results ruled upon during a hearing Friday afternoon.

The pair, along with Clinton Bascue, are accused of murdering Croft in a field outside of Galva over a disagreement over $3,200 and a laptop computer. Bascue has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murder.