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Mental evaluation sought in Cherokee Co. killing

TAHLEQUAH — An attorney representing a Hulbert woman charged with manslaughter is seeking a mental evaluation for her client.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: September 11, 2012
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TAHLEQUAH — An attorney representing a Hulbert woman charged with manslaughter is seeking a mental evaluation for her client.

Attorney Angela Jones filed paperwork seeking the evaluation for Misty Richardson, who's charged in the death of Herbert Lee Potts. Prosecutors allege that Richardson fatally shot Potts, then tried to hide his death by pouring acid and lye on his body.

Authorities discovered Potts' body in a shallow grave in northwest Cherokee County in June.

A local newspaper reports that Richardson's attorney said in court filings that her client may not be able to assist in her own defense.

Richardson has pleaded not guilty. She is due in court Oct. 10 for a preliminary hearing.

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