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Attorney wants capital murder trial delayed

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Patty Westbrook is awaiting trial for the capital murder of Pete Batey Patty Westbrook is awaiting trial for the capital murder of Pete Batey
FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) -

Attorneys for capital murder suspect, Patty Westbrook, filed a motion in DeKalb County Circuit Court asking the judge to delay the trial.

Westbrook is accused of shooting 70-year-old Pete Batey in a church parking lot in Geraldine in March of 2011.

Investigators say she stole Batey's vehicle and was arrested a short time later in Guntersville.

Westbrook's attorney says he will not be ready for trial in time for the December 10 trial date. The motion for a continuance states Westbrook is experiencing extreme mental deficiencies and is not competent to assist in her defense.

A judge has not yet ruled on that motion.

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