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Triple Lowndes Co. murder suspect's attorneys seek trial delay

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HAYNEVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

According to court documents, Lowndes County triple homicide suspect Deandra Lee's attorneys say that they need additional time to adequately prepare for trial, and that they will not be ready for by October 14 when court proceeding are set to begin.

In July, Deandra Lee's attorneys filed an objection in Lowndes Co. District Court after a judge ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation. They said the judge's order does not meet the requirements of the state's rules of criminal procedure or statutory and case law requirements.

Circuit Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell ordered Lee to undergo a state examination through the Department of Mental Health to see if he lacks the ability to assist in his defense.

The attorneys also say the judge's order is "overly broad, vague and ambiguous," as well as adding that, "satisfying curiosity alone, is still not a proper use for this kind of motion."

Lee is accused of the 2012 killings of 9-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejernett of Montgomery and their 73-year-old baby sitter, Jack Mac Girdner of Hope Hull.

The children and their babysitter were reported missing on June 4, 2012. Their bodies were discovered the following day along a dirt road near Hayneville.

Lee, who has pleaded not guilty on all counts, the original trial date is scheduled for October 14.

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