A northwest Iowa man is going to trial after apparently botching a murder-suicide. Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the first-degree murder trial of Harold Duncan of Spencer. Duncan is charged with fatally shooting his wife Karen Kay Duncan in their mobile home on January 13th, 2003. He’s accused of shooting Kay twice with a shotgun and then turning the gun on himself. Duncan was formally charged while recovering from a facial wound in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital. He pleaded NOT guilty to 1st degree murder at his arraignment. The trial was postponed indefinitely after the judge ordered a competency evaluation. He was found to be competent to stand trial. The Clay County Attorney’s office expects opening statements and state’s evidence to be presented tomorrow.
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