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Morales competency hearing pushed back

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PASCO, Wash. -- A competency hearing has been pushed back for Jose Garcia Morales. He and his brother, Ramon Morales are accused of murdering a man and critically wounding his wife in Pasco nearly two years ago.

Public defenders are planning a mental evaluation for Jose Garcia Morales next week. Results from state exams and the defense team go before a judge November 15th.

Prosecutor Steve Lowe has asked to be dismissed from this case and others because he is currently losing his bid for re-election.