Breaking Bad-style murder suspect undergoes mental evaluation

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 16 at 9:01 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Accused killer Jason Hart had a mental evaluation by a doctor from Eastern State Hospital to determine his competency and sanity.

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Hart is accused of killing Regan Jolley at his home in Nine Mile Falls. Authorities said he strangled her and dumped her body in a tub of acid. He was arrested in early June.

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Court documents showed that Hart was fascinated with the show Breaking Bad in which a character's body is dissolved in a bathtub full of acid. Officials said that they found a DVD of the show with that particular episode in Hart's DVD player when they searched his home.

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In September, a Spokane County judge ruled he would allow evidence found at the murder scene in Nine Mile Falls. The defense had fought to suppress the evidence because of the time listed on a warrant.

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