Pope County Circuit Judge William Pearson granted the motions made by defense lawyers for Gary W. Dunn, 29. Dunn faces a capital murder charge stemming from the December 2005 slaying of Arkansas Tech student Nona Dirksm
eyer. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty.
Prosecutors have said DNA found on a condom wrapped in Dirksmeyer's apartment matched Dunn. Defense lawyers want to test that, as well as allow Dunn to see a psychiatrist. Defense lawyers previously said they would not challenge Dunn's competency to stand trial.
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