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Evaluation for man accused in daughter's death

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 KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a
75 year-old Libby man accused in the shooting death of his daughter.
   The Daily Inter Lake reports  that James Bonifas was ordered to the Montana
 State Hospital after a competency hearing Monday.
   Bonifas called 911 on Jan. 6 to report 41-year-old Suzanne Campbell had died.
 Court records said she was found sitting on a bed with a gunshot wound to her
head. Officers asked Bonifas if she committed suicide and he said: "No, I shot her.”
   Court records say Bonifas told Lincoln County detectives they had been
discussing who should be cashing his checks
   Bonifas' attorney, Sean Hinchey, says hospital officials will treat Bonifas.
If he is considered unfit for trial after 90 days, criminal proceedings against
him may cease.
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   AP-WF-03-28-12 1712GMT

 

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