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Paragould Man to Stand Trial on Capital Murder Charge

PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - A Paragould man is to stand trial Tuesday but get a second psychological evaluation first. Heath D. Banks faces a charge of capital murder in the July 21, 2007, shooting death of Jason R. Clinton.

Circuit Judge David Burnett has said that Banks' trial will proceed as scheduled but Banks also will get a second evaluation before it does.

 Banks' lawyer says Banks was mentally ill at the time of the shooting. Jonesboro psychologist Suzanne Gibbard testified last week that Banks appeared to suffer from severe depression and anxiety.

 She said he also was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder by doctors last year at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. The 27-year-old Clinton died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Less than three hours after the shooting, Banks turned himself in.

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