Mental evaluation ordered in Colville shooting

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COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Colville homeowner has asked for a mental evaluation for the 26-year-old defendant, indicating he may plead innocent by reason of insanity.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/oMZSTx ) that Eric L. Booth appeared in Stevens County Superior Court Tuesday and his arraignment was postponed for the evaluation.

Booth is charged with murder in the July 17 shooting of 63-year-old Gordon Feist.

Investigators say Booth went to the home claiming to have run out of gas as a ruse for a robbery then shot Feist as he was driving him in a utility vehicle.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com