Murderer’s competency hearing delayed


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A hearing to decide whether a man convicted of murdering a Franklin College student is mentally competent to be executed has been delayed to next month.

The hearing for Michael Dean Overstreet was scheduled to start this week but was pushed back after attorneys, Judge Cynthia Emkes and the Indiana Supreme Court reached an agreement to delay, Emkes said.

Overstreet’s attorneys and attorneys from the Indiana Attorney General’s offices will meet with Emkes later this month to set a new schedule, she said, adding that the hearing may be reset for mid- to late February.

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