Murder trial set after woman found competent
A Dubuque woman accused of killing her former husband has again been found competent to stand trial.
On Monday a judge set a trial starting date of Nov. 28 for Dolores Flynn, who prosecutors say used a baseball bat to fatally beat 72-year-old Gary Breckenridge in January 2016. She’s pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.
Flynn was declared incompetent in April 2016 and ordered into treatment. In December she was deemed fit for trial.
This past April her attorneys again argued that she wasn’t competent, and a judge agreed. She was sent back to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville for psychiatric treatment.
On Monday the judge found her competent, given that her attorneys filed nothing in contradiction.