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Slaying Suspect Competent to Stand Trial

Slaying Suspect Competent to Stand Trial

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MOAB, Utah (AP) -- A judge ruled a Colorado man was competent to stand trial for allegedly stabbing to death a tourist in Utah.

46-year-old Graham Austin is accused of flagging down a car on a highway near Moab last May and attacking retired Navy Commander Walter Pratt along state Route 128.

Seventh District Judge Lyle Anderson set a February 2nd trial. Austin is charged with first-degree felony murder and aggravated robbery.

Prosecutors allege he pulled Pratt from the truck and fled in the 58-year-old man's vehicle.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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