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Man charged in deputy's shooting death not fit for trial

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HELENA, Mont. -

(AP) - Doctors at the Montana State Hospital say a man charged in the shooting death of a Broadwater County sheriff's deputy last year is not fit to stand trial, but could be with additional treatment.
  
District Judge Kathy Seeley on Thursday found 62-year-old Lloyd Barrus was not able to help with his defense against a charge of accessory to deliberate homicide in the May 2017 death of Deputy Mason Moore. The Independent Record reports Seeley ordered additional treatment and set another review for Sept. 7.
  
Prosecutors believe Barrus' son, Marshall, killed Moore and that both men shot at other pursuing officers during a "suicide mission" along Interstate 90. Marshall Barrus was shot and killed by officers east of Missoula.
  
Lloyd Barrus also is charged with attempted deliberate homicide and accessory to attempted deliberate homicide. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
  
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Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com

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