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Chapman trial delayed again,

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PASCO, WASH. -- More delays in the second degree murder case against  old Kurtis Chapman.  Dr. Ken Muscatel from Seattle was to complete a mental evaluation of the Pasco man over the weekend to determine if he was competent when he waved his rights and spoke to police detectives in Pendleton during questioning.

Chapman, 23, is accused of killing Shenay Greenough, 19, of West Richland, and her unborn daughter on May 8, 2010. Greenough's body was found May 10, 2010, under the Pasco home belonging to Chapman's father.  Chapman is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.


Judge Craig Matheson discussed whether to allow testimony from Pasco Police Detective William Parramour who was there during questioning along with Captain Jim Raymond.  Parramour was involved in the controversial phone situation which involved eavesdropping on a recorded a conversation between Chapman and his attorney in jail. Judge Matheson said the final decision on which testimony will be allowed at trial will be made on September 7th during the 3.5 hearing.

The pre-trial and the actual testimonies from police will be heard on September 14th.

The trial is scheduled to start September 21st.

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