Woman found not competent to stand trial in husband’s death
DUBUQUE (AP) — A Dubuque woman accused of beating to death her ex-husband with a baseball bat has again been found not mentally competent to stand trial.
The finding for 53-year-old Dolores Flynn was released Tuesday.
Attorneys for Flynn had sought a second psychiatric evaluation for her after a judge ruled in December that she was sufficiently mentally fit to stand trial. The results of that evaluation prompted her attorney to recently file a motion requesting another competency hearing.
Flynn has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in the baseball-bat slaying of 72-year-old Gary Breckenridge. Police found his body Jan. 4, 2016, in the home he shared with Flynn.
Flynn has been committed to a Coralville psychiatric center to receive psychiatric treatment.