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Judge delays Morales competency hearing

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PASCO, WA-A  judge has delayed a decision on whether a man is competent to stand trial for murder.

Jose Garcia Morales and his brother are accused of killing a man and critically injuring his wife in their Pasco home.

The psychiatrist hired by the defense to study morales is also a key witness in the murder trial of Phien Sisouvanh, now underway in Benton County.

Judge Carrie Runge agreed to postpone morales' competency hearing until next month.

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