Mental Exam for Man Accused of Shooting Wife, Daughter

Mental Exam for Man Accused of Shooting Wife, Daughter

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A man who is accused of shooting his wife and daughter then washing the bodies and covering them with blankets has been ordered to have a mental exam.

Prosecuting attorneys asked 3rd District Court Judge Ann Boyden for the mental competency exam for Brian Christopher Sullivan.

Prosecutor Kevin Murphy says he isn't trying to suggest an insanity defense, but he wants the proceedings to be as clean as possible.

Defense Attorney Lisa Remal says she is worried about Sullivan's right against self-incrimination if he talks to court-appointed mental health doctors.

Sullivan is accused in the February 21st stabbing deaths of his wife and daughter. Medical examiners said the pair had been dead for one or two days when police found them.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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