Spokane ‘Breaking Bad’ murder suspect competent to stand trial

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The suspect accused of carrying out a murder with striking similarities to an episode of Breaking Bad was found competent to stand trial, according to authorities.

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Eastern State Hospital found Jason Hart mentally competent for his upcoming murder trial.

Hart is accused of killing Regan Jolley at his home in Nine Mile Falls.  Authorities said he strangled her and dumped her body in a tub of acid.  Hart was arrested in early June 2013.

Accused Breaking Bad-style killer facing more charges

Court documents showed that Hart was fascinated with the show Breaking Bad in which a character's body is dissolved in a bathtub full of acid. Officials said that they found a DVD of the show with that particular episode in Hart's DVD player when they searched his home.

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