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Samolyuk Defense puts Doctors on the Stand

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Jurors heard more testimony Tuesday from doctors who treated accused killer Igor Samolyuk.

The defense argues Samolyuk didn't know what he was doing when he stabbed his wife last year, going so far as to say he was in a "dreamy state" at the time, and doesn't even remember parts of the incident.

They say he had become moody and violent after a head injury, and doctors tracked that prior to the killing.

"He recalled having a bad temper on the job and that he would sometimes throw a hammer, something, just cause he got upset, something he'd never done before," one doctor said.

Samolyuk is on trial for second-degree murder.

The defense admits he killed his wife Yana, but says he wasn't capable of knowing what he was doing was wrong.

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