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Lawyer: Mental Illness An Issue

Lawyer: Mental illness an issue in Hacking case 

Mark Hacking's attorney is already talking about a defense strategy. Gil Athay tells a Salt Lake City television station he'll raise the issue of mental illness and will challenge his client's confession to relatives that he killed Lori Hacking and dumped her body in a garbage bin.

Mark Hacking reportedly made the statement to his brothers when he was a psychiatric patient in a hospital. Hacking reported his wife missing on July 19th. He said she had gone jogging and never showed up for work. That night police found him naked outside a hotel and he was taken to the psychiatric ward. Hacking is now jailed. A judge has given prosecutors until Monday to file formal charges.

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