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Attorneys under deadline for Stuart trial

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PASCO, Wash.- Attorneys are racing a deadline for an upcoming murder trial.

Tashia Stuart is scheduled to go on trial in February. Before then, defense experts need to pour over dozens of pieces of evidence currently at the state crime lab.

Defense attorneys say prosecutors will have to deliver the items to their experts because state scientists don't permit outside experts to use equipment at the lab.

Stuart is accused of murdering her adoptive mother in 2011. Stuart claims she shot Judy Hebert in self-defense.