Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Experts To Judge Suspect's Competence.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Bruce Daniels Journal Staff Writer

Two experts including a world-class forensic psychiatrist will examine murder suspect Linda Henning to determine whether she is competent to stand trial.

State District Judge Richard Knowles on Tuesday granted a prosecution motion to have Henning, 47, undergo an examination by Dr. Park Elliot Dietz a Newport Beach, Calif.-based psychiatrist who once testified that serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was legally sane.

Knowles also ordered that Henning be evaluated by a psychiatrist from the 2nd Judicial District's court clinic.

Henning, along with co-defendant and alleged lover Diazien Hossencofft, 35, are accused of murder, kidnapping and a host of other crimes in connection with the September 1999 disappearance and presumed death of Hossencofft's estranged wife. …

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