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Murder defendant gets new hearing

The preliminary hearing for Dustin Tyler Smith was delayed until Smith undergoes a competency hearing Sept. 19 to determine whether he can stand trial.

Smith, of McPherson, is charged with the murder of former Hillsboro resident Justin John Milne. Smith was apprehended near Marion Reservoir May 29 about a mile from Milne’s body.

Last modified July 28, 2011