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Defense expert to examine Morales

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PASCO, WA- The defense expert who testified at the Phien Sisouvanh trial is now turning his attention to another patient.

Public defenders say Dr. Phillip Barnard will examine Jose Garcia Morales on Friday.

Morales returned from Eastern State Hospital a few weeks ago, where doctors considered whether he's competent to stand trial.

Results from the state examination and the defense team will be presented to the judge in two weeks.

Morales and his brother are accused of murdering a man and critically wounding his wife in their Pasco home nearly two years ago.

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