Marble Falls murder suspect deemed unfit for trial

A Newton County man accused of killing his wife was recently committed to the Arkansas State Hospital. According to the Hometown Daily News, two state psychologists have deemed 69-year-old Andrew Liddell of Marble Falls unfit to stand trial.

Liddell is charged with murder in the September killing of 70-year-old Annie Liddell. Newton County authorities say deputies went to the Liddells' residence for a well-being check. Deputies reportedly found Annie Liddell inside the house dead from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Andrew Liddell was located outside the residence.

Andrew Liddell will spend 180 days in the state facility, according to the terms of the court-ordered agreement, and will receive some form of outpatient treatment following his release. If Liddell doesn't cooperate witwh the outpatient treatment, he will be returned to jail.

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