Mental exam requested of Charles Berry in Donna Kennedy murder trial

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    SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A man charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend in White County is seeking a mental evaluation.

    The Daily Citizen reports (http://is.gd/aR43uX) that attorneys for Charles Berry filed a motion this week for a mental examination. Berry is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Donna Kennedy.

    Berry's attorney, Ellen Rief, declined to comment.

    Kennedy died April 20 from a gunshot wound and investigators say her death was reported as a suicide. White County authorities arrested Berry in July after medical examiners determined that Kennedy did not shoot herself.

    Trial proceedings are on hold pending the results of the evaluation.

    (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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