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Mental Exam Ordered for Wife in Man's Slaying


A mental competency examination has been ordered for a Scottsdale, Ariz., woman who police say killed her husband of 35 years, dismembered his body and dropped pieces of it in at least three counties.

Police arrested 53-year-old Shari Tobyne in August on a first-degree murder charge after she reportedly admitted accidentally shooting 57-year-old Dwight Tobyne in late November. This week, they announced that remains found in December in three locations had been identified using DNA tests as belonging to Dwight Tobyne.

The Tobynes grew up on adjacent farms outside Clifton, Kan.

Shari Tobyne's lawyer asked a judge to order her client to undergo the mental evaluation because she has a documented mental health history and communicating with her client was difficult.

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