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Lawyers seek psychiatric exam for Sioux Falls murder suspect

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Lawyers for a 29-year-old man accused of killing another man with his bare hands during an alcohol-fueled fight in Sioux Falls have requested a mental health screening for their client.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Lawyers for a 29-year-old man accused of killing another man with his bare hands during an alcohol-fueled fight in Sioux Falls have requested a mental health screening for their client.

Mark Lovejoy is accused of killing 45-year-old Rodney Iron Hawk Sr. outside a motel on Jan. 25. Authorities said the two men were friends.

A grand jury indicted Lovejoy in February on a charge of second-degree murder and two counts of manslaughter. He also faces three counts of simple assault in an alleged attack on Iron Hawk's girlfriend when she tried to intervene.

The Argus Leader reports that Lovejoy's attorneys have filed a motion seeking a psychiatric exam.

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