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Psych Exam Ordered for Murder Suspect


A Long Island woman accused of killing her husband will undergo a psychiatric exam to determine whether she is fit to stand trial.

Kathleen Prisco

Kathleen Prisco

Kathleen Prisco, who’s 48, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Prosecutors say she stabbed 54-year-old Ralph Prisco more than a dozen times in their home in Fort Salonga, a wealthy community on the north shore.


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She is under a suicide watch at the Suffolk County jail.

A district court judge ordered the exam Monday; Prisco is due in court Thursday for a bail hearing.

She feared being “framed” by her tax attorney husband, according to court papers. Neither prosecutors nor her defense attorney were able to interpret what that meant.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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