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Suspect in murder case to be evaluated

By ERIN MATHEWS Salina Journal

A Saline County man accused of killing his wife will be evaluated to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.

Saline County District Court Judge Daniel Hebert granted a defense motion Monday requesting that the court issue an order to determine the competency of Davin R. Sprague, 36.

Attorney Jason Tupman, who represents Sprague, said in his motion seeking an evaluation that Sprague “appears unable to understand the nature and purpose of the proceedings against him or to assist in making of his defense to the charges.”

Sprague faces a charge of first-degree murder for the death of his wife, Kandi L. Sprague, 28.

Kandi Sprague was reported missing July 29 by a family member.

Her body was found Aug. 2 on the two-acre property in northeast Saline County where she and her husband lived with their three children. Authorities have not disclosed how she was killed or whether a murder weapon has been found. They also haven’t said when they thought she was killed.

Sprague had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing in the case today, but that has been rescheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7.

n Reporter Erin Mathews can be reached at 822-1415 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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