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Man charged in girlfriend's death getting exam

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FLINT, MI (AP) -

A man charged with killing his 27-year-old girlfriend and dumping her body in a Michigan ditch while her three children were in the car is getting a psychiatric examination.

The Flint Journal reports 28-year-old Henry Conner is due in court Aug. 27 after the evaluation to determine whether he's competent for trial.

Conner faces first-degree murder and other charges in the slaying of Tanisha Colton of Flint. Authorities have said they don't believe the children saw Colton's body.

Colton was reported missing March 13. Family and friends searched for her until a motorist found her body March 25 in a roadside ditch in Monroe County's Ash Township, about 70 miles south of Flint.

Conner was charged last month. Defense attorney Frank Manley says his client maintains his innocence.

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