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Lincoln County murder suspect competent to stand trial

J.R. Oppenheim
November 15, 2017 10:14 PM

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. -- The suspect accused of killing a Lincoln County woman with an ax has been found competent to stand trial, according to the 12th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

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Andrew Magill faces an open count of murder after authorities say he nearly decapitated Mary Ann Moorhouse at Coe Ranch in the southern New Mexico town of Glencoe.

District Attorney John Sugg made the announcement regarding Magill's competence on Wednesday. Magill is also accused of attacking a Lincoln County deputy investigating Moorhouse's murder.

Magill pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His trial is set for Oct. 15, 2018, and is expected to last three weeks. The murder and the deputy shooting will be tried together, according to the district attorney.

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