Arraignment delayed for defendant in deputy's homicide


The arraignment of a man accused of fatally shooting a Blaine County sheriff's deputy was postponed Tuesday so that a psychiatrist will have additional time to evaluate his mental health.

Havre attorney Bob Peterson also asked for mental health counseling for his client, Lawrence Dean Jackson Jr.

"As defense counsel, it's absolutely essential I have the ability to effectively communicate with my client in order to defend him," Peterson said, adding that a counselor may improve the lines of communication between Jackson and the defense team.

Jackson, 25, had been charged with one count of de...

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