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Newlon Competent to Stand in Murder Trial

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Theodore Newlon, 82 Theodore Newlon, 82

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A Randolph County man deemed competent to stand trial for murder was in court again on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say a judge has set a date for August 7 to hear from experts on whether Newlon is criminally responsible.

Once that's been determined, a trial date will be scheduled.


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A Randolph County man accused of murder has been deemed competent to stand trial.

Theodore Newlon, 82, is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Dora Newlon, in 2012.

Prosecutors called a witness who completed an evaluation on Newlon.

A status hearing has been set for July to determine when the trial will begin.

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