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Competency hearing postponed for woman accused of killing ex

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A competency hearing for a Dubuque woman accused of beating to death her ex-husband has been rescheduled.

Attorneys for Dolores Flynn had sought a second psychiatric evaluation for her after a judge ruled in December that she was sufficiently mentally fit to stand trial. The results of that evaluation prompted her attorney to recently file a motion requesting another competency hearing.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports ( ) that Flynn's new hearing has been set for March 7. It had been set for Tuesday afternoon.

Flynn has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in the baseball-bat slaying of 72-year-old Gary Breckenridge. Police found his body Jan. 4, 2016, in the home he shared with Flynn. Her trial is scheduled to begin March 21.

Information from: Telegraph Herald,

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