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Morales plugs his ears, refuses to listen

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PASCO, WA- A man about to stand trial for murder refused to listen to Monday's court proceedings.

Jose Garcia Morales pushed away the ear buds used to hear the Spanish translation and plugged his ears with his fingers.

Pasco police arrested Morales and his brother three years ago for murdering a man and critically wounding the man's wife.

The trial has been plagued by delays, including a six-month period when the judge declared Morales mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Attorneys will start picking a jury next week.