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L.I. Shooting Spree Suspect Competent For Trial

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Kim Wolfe is seen on Jun 16, 2010 - Photo: WCBS-TV

Kim Wolfe (credit: CBS 2)

MINEOLA, NY (AP) - Prosecutors and defense lawyers say a former Long Island jail guard accused of killing her ex-girlfriend and uncle and injuring her elderly grandfather in a shooting rampage has been found psychologically fit for trial.

Nassau County Judge David Ayres said Wednesday that pretrial hearings in Kim Wolfe’s case could begin as soon as October.

Wolfe’s lawyers say they may still seek an insanity plea. They say a psychiatric finding that Wolfe is competent to assist in her own defense is different from finding she knew right from wrong at the time of the June 16 shootings.

Wolfe has pleaded not guilty to murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

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