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Morales Brothers await mental exams

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PASCO, Wash. - Two brothers from Pasco charged with murder will spend the holidays waiting for mental exams.

Psychiatrists at Eastern State Hospital say Jose Garcia Morales will be examined over the next two weeks to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Morales and his brother Ramon Garcia Morales are accused of shooting and killing a Pasco man and wounding his wife in their home last December.

Ramon Garcia Morales' trial is currently on hold while psychiatrists attained by both prosecutors and defense attorneys exam his mental state.  

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