Man Headed Back To Mental Institution

A man accused of killing his wife and a Lexington firefighter will go back to a mental institution.

Patrick Hutchinson has agreed to continue his treatment.

He was declared mentally ill and murder charges against him were dropped in 2004.

Police say Hutchinson shot his wife, and then killed firefighter Brenda Cowan after she responded to the scene.

If Hutchinson is ever found to be competent, his murder charges will be reinstated and he would have to stand trial.

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