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Treatment ordered for woman accused in killing

A Bentonville woman accused of killing a man at her front door must undergo treatment at a mental hospital.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A Bentonville woman accused of killing a man at her front door must undergo treatment at a mental hospital.

Huong Truong appeared Monday at a mental status hearing, where Judge Robin Green found she isn't fit to proceed. The Benton County Daily Record reports Green ordered that Truong be sent to the Arkansas State Hospital.

Truong is accused of killing Minh Van Trinh in August.

Her case has been stalled since her attorney requested a mental evaluation in November. Court documents show she was examined on Jan. 24, and officials found she lacks the capacity to understand the proceedings against her.

Last month, authorities say she bit a deputy during a court appearance.

Her attorney, Jay Saxton, didn't immediately return a call Tuesday seeking comment.


 

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