Woman Accused Of Shooting Husband Has New Trial Date Set

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A woman accused of shooting her husband and using mental defect as a defense in her case was given a new trial date, according to a court official.

Robin Phillips was previously scheduled for a court date of Tuesday (June 3), but now her trial has been rescheduled for Oct. 29 in a Washington County Circuit Court so that Phillips can undergo a mental evaluation, according to a court official.

Police said Phillips shot her husband James in the face with a semi-automatic pistol following an argument Nov. 29, 2013. She then cut her own neck with a knife, according to the Springdale Police Department.

Both were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries and later released, police said.

Phillips pleaded not guilty to the charges against her in Jan.

Less than a week before her scheduled June 3 trial, Phillips submitted court paperwork saying she planned on using mental defect as a defense in the case.

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