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Sherill woman ruled competent to stand trial

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- A Sherrill woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband has been found competent to stand trial.

Elizabeth Behnke is charged with attempted murder and solicitation of murder. Her trial is scheduled for March 14.

Authorities say Behnke tried to hire someone to break into her ex-husband's home and pour poison into a jug of milk. The hit man she allegedly hired was an undercover officer.

Two evaluations showed she was competent. Her attorney says he might argue diminished capacity.

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