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Suspect in fatal shooting asks for evaluation

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 5:04pm  ET

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - A lawyer for a man charged with murder in his girlfriend's shooting death is seeking a competency hearing for his client.

Twenty-six-year-old William Brueckmann is charged in the shooting death Monday of 21-year-old Brittany Warfield.

Attorney George Psoras filed the motion at Wednesday's bail review hearing in Carroll County District Court. Psoras wants Brueckmann to be evaluated at a state-run psychiatric hospital. The court did not rule on the motion.

Psoras said the shooting was not murder, but an accident with tragic consequences.

The Carroll County Times ( http://bit.ly/Sh3OIO) says charging documents indicate Brueckmann told police he was planning to committee suicide and Warfield was tried to take the gun from him with it discharged.

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Information from: Carroll County Times of Westminster, Md., http://www.carrollcounty.com/


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