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Published August 27, 2012, 06:01 PM

Attorneys for Fargo murderer want him committed to state mental hospital

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Attorneys for a Fargo man, accused of murdering his wife, want the judge to suspend the case and commit him to the state mental hospital in Jamestown.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Attorneys for a Fargo man, accused of murdering his wife, want the judge to suspend the case and commit him to the state mental hospital in Jamestown.

50-year old Henry Deniger would remain at the State Hospital until he regained competency, or until he reached the end of the maximum possible sentence for the alleged crime.

That could be a lifetime commitment for Deniger, who faces up to life in prison without parole, if convicted of stabbing 52-year-old Kathye Deniger to death in March.

The prosecutor says he hasn't decided whether to oppose the defense motion, which comes after two psychological evaluations of Deniger that have raised questions about his mental competency.

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