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Published July 06, 2012, 09:52 AM

Fargo murder suspect Deniger to argue mental defect

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for a Fargo man accused of killing his wife plan to argue that he lacked criminal responsibility.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for a Fargo man accused of killing his wife plan to argue that he lacked criminal responsibility.

Attorneys for 50 year-old Henry Deniger Sr. this week filed notice in state district court that they will use a trial defense of mental disease or defect. The judge in the case earlier ordered Deniger to undergo a mental health evaluation, and his attorneys say they will introduce evidence obtained from a North Dakota State Hospital psychologist.

Deniger is charged with murder in the March stabbing death of his 52 year-old wife, Kathye. She was found dead in the couple's apartment and he was arrested the following day in St. Cloud, Minn.

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