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Mental Evaluation Ordered for Spell

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

One of the men accused of kidnapping and killing Sidney teacher Sherry Arnold has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.

Court documents indicate a district court judge ordered Michael Keith Spell to be housed at the Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs, for no more than 30 days. While there, the hospital's superintendent must examine the 24-year-old defendant and repot his medical condition. Prosecutors are recommending the death penalty for Spell, but defense attorneys are arguing against that recommendation, due to his limited mental capacity.

At last word, Spell is scheduled to go on trial January 6th, which is almost two years to the day when Arnold went missing after a morning run.

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