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Hearing Delayed For Spartanburg Suspect In Death

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Ricky Lee Blackwell Sr. (File photo) Ricky Lee Blackwell Sr. (File photo)
SPARTANBURG, S.C -

A hearing has been postponed for a Spartanburg County man accused of killing an 8 year old girl more than four years ago.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported (http://bit.ly/1cuajnr) that 55-year-old Ricky Lee Blackwell Sr. of Chesnee has been hospitalized.

A hearing had been scheduled Tuesday to determine whether Blackwell has the mental capacity to receive a death sentence.

Blackwell is charged with kidnapping and killing Heather Brooke Center in 2009. His trial is scheduled in March.

The hearing has not yet been rescheduled.
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Information from: Herald-Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/

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