FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Coconino County Attorney has decided not to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing a Utah sheriff's deputy near Fredonia.
The Arizona Daily Sun reports the northern Arizona judge hearing the case ordered 23-year-old Scott Curley to undergo a mental health evaluation.
Curley's attorney filed a motion to have him evaluated under Arizona rules to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.
Curley is accused of premeditated first-degree murder, aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault on a citizen, burglary and theft stemming from events on Aug. 26 in and near Fredonia.
Curley is accused of shooting 41-year-old Kane County deputy Brian Harris with a high-powered rifle.