Lawyers say murder suspect not getting needed medications


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BOUNTIFUL -- Lawyers for a man accused of murder say he may not be getting medications needed to restore his mental competency.

Phillip Joseph Simmons has spent almost two years in the state hospital being treated for mental illness. There is a court order in place for him to be medicated, but his lawyers say he is not getting the pills.

Hospital officials say he is being offered the drugs but often refuses them.

Simmons is accused of stabbing Suzanne Fry in her Bountiful apartment in January of 2008.

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