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Gentry woman fit for trial in death of husband

Posted: February 20, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.

A Gentry woman in fit to stand trial for murder in connection with her husband's death.

Susan Fleck, 33, is charged with capital murder in connection with her husband's death. She is accused of shooting him to death in their home in March.

She was in court Thursday morning for a mental status hearing.

A mental evaluation had determined that Fleck was not fit to stand trial. Circuit Judge Robin Green ordered in November that Fleck be committed to the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock in order to restore fitness.

Fleck was recently returned to the Benton County Jail after her fitness was restored the State Hospital.

Jay Saxton, chief pubic defender, said he was not contesting the findings on his client.

The judge ruled that Fleck is fit to stand trial.

Evan Fleck was found shot in his bed after Gentry police went to the home in response to a 911 call at about 4 a.m. March 3. Police found the couple's children in the basement, according to court documents.

Susan Fleck called Benton County Central Communications from Delaware County, Okla. She told a dispatcher her husband was in the bedroom, according to court documents.

Delaware County Sheriff 's Office deputies found a green and black Springfield .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol with several rounds still in the magazine after they made contact with Susan Fleck at Twisters, a convenience store in Kansas, Okla., according to court documents.

Evan Fleck, 44, filed for divorce Feb. 19, according to court documents. The couple had been married since July 13, 1997.

Fleck is being held without bond in the Benton County Jail.

A pre-trial hearing is set for April 14.

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