Competency hearing rescheduled in murder case

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(KSL News) The attorneys for Michael Doyel appeared in court today to discuss whether or not their client is competent to stand trial for the kidnapping and murder of his ex-girlfriend Deborah Jones.

Michael Doyel is accused of strangling Deborah Jones in April and then taking her body across state lines to Missouri, where he was captured. His lawyers have argued that he is not mentally competent to stand trial.

At this point, the court is still waiting for medical records to be submitted to the judge, so the judge has rescheduled his competency hearing for Jan. 2, 2009.

Doyel also is facing federal kidnapping charges in connection with Jones' death.

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