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Pretrial hearing date changed in murder case

Anastasia Roberts (Source: Faulkner County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink) Anastasia Roberts (Source: Faulkner County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A judge has rescheduled a pretrial hearing for one of four teenagers charged in the slaying of a Conway couple nearly two years ago.
    
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2pMJeJO ) reports that 18-year-old Anastasia Roberts has undergone mental evaluations requested by the defense, but her attorney, James Wyatt, says she needs one more exam before he'll feel confident on how to proceed with her case.
    
The prosecution didn't object, and Judge Troy Braswell rescheduled Roberts' hearing for June 20 in Faulkner County Circuit Court.
    
Roberts is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and theft by receiving in the July 21, 2015, shooting deaths of 66-year-olds Robert and Patricia Cogdell.
    
Roberts has been in custody since her arrest in Texas in July 2015.

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