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Updated Aug 15, 2013 - 7:40 am

Arizona murder suspect to undergo mental evaluation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A 27-year-old man accused of killing a stranger at a
Missouri bus station will undergo a mental evaluation.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that Mohamed
Dawod, of Glendale, Ariz., is charged with first-degree murder in the September
2011 death of 32-year-old Justin M. Hall, of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Authorities said
Dawod randomly shot Hall at the Greyhound bus station in Springfield.

Assistant Prosecutor Todd Myers and defense attorney Stuart Huffman have agreed
to an order committing Dawod to the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Dawod
will return to Greene County court in January, when officials will report on his

Myers said the process could continue in six-month intervals until Dawod is
deemed competent for trial. Dawod could also be ruled to be incompetent and
committed to a mental institution permanently.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader,


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