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Woman found not competent to stand trial in husband's death

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- A Dubuque woman accused of beating to death her ex-husband with a baseball bat has again been found not mentally competent to stand trial.

The Telegraph Herald reports that the finding for 63-year-old Dolores Flynn was released Tuesday.

Attorneys for 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.

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.

Flynn has been committed to a Coralville psychiatric center to receive psychiatric treatment.

This story has been corrected to reflect Flynn's correct age, which is 63, not 53 as previously reported.

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