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Attorneys seek delay in Phenix City murder trial

Adrian Maurice Ezell (Source: Phenix City Police Department) Adrian Maurice Ezell (Source: Phenix City Police Department)
Felisha Ezell (Source: T. V. Williams Funeral Home, Richland, GA) Felisha Ezell (Source: T. V. Williams Funeral Home, Richland, GA)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Defense attorneys and prosecutors are seeking to postpone the murder trial of a 37-year-old Phenix City, Ala. man charged with fatally shooting his wife.

Defense attorney Joel Collins and District Attorney Ken Davis said in a joint motion that Adrian Ezell should undergo a psychiatric examination before the trial begins.

Ezell has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in the June shooting of his wife, 32-year-old Felisha Renay Ezell.

The judge has yet to rule on the motion. The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Authorities say Ezell shot his wife in the back with a pistol and then called police. They say he confessed to the shooting after investigators arrived.

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