- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Court proceedings for a man accused of killing two people in Fargo have been delayed as officials await the results of a second mental health evaluation.

Thirty-six-year-old Ashley Hunter has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June deaths of 45-year-old Clarence Flowers and 25-year-old Samuel Traut.

Authorities allege Hunter killed Flowers in a drug dispute and Traut due to drug-fueled paranoia. Hunter also is charged with arson for allegedly trying to burn down the apartment where Traut lived.

A judge ordered a mental competency evaluation in July but results were inconclusive. Hunter’s attorney had another exam conducted but results weren’t ready for a scheduled Tuesday court hearing.

WDAY-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1HGuXCy ) that Judge Norman Anderson has delayed any more hearings for two months.

Hunter remains in the Cass County Jail.


Information from: WDAY-TV, https://wday.com

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