Buchanan Co. Murder Suspect Gets Competency Exam

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A woman on trial for murdering her ex-husband will get a mental competency exam to see if she is fit to stand trial.

Hillary Hunziker faces a first degree murder charge for the murder of Jason Hunziker.

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says she stabbed him and took their child back on November 6th in Independence.

Court documents also show the child made a 911 phone call saying "my mom just stabbed my dad." They also show Jason made a 911 call later says "my wife just stabbed me and took my child."

Hunziker's next court appearance will be on January 16th. 

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