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Man charged in Centre Parkway murder to get mental-health evaluation

A preliminary hearing for the man accused of murdering Dennis Kelly was postponed Monday while the suspect is evaluated for mental-health problems, his attorneys said.

Gregory Allen Seldon, 37, was charged last month with killing Kelly, 57, who was found beaten to death in his Centre Parkway townhome in May.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Seldon appeared Monday before Judge Joseph T. Bouvier in Fayette District Court for a preliminary hearing. Before the start of the hearing, his attorneys, public defenders Robert Friedman and Sandy Downs, filed a motion asking that Seldon be admitted to Kentucky Comprehensive Care.

"Due to some issues, we're going to have him evaluated," Downs said after the hearing. She said it was for a mental-health problem, but she couldn't say what it was.

She said attorneys were concerned that the problem could affect Seldon's ability to participate in a preliminary hearing, during which an officer or detective usually testifies about evidence in the case.

Bouvier agreed to postpone the case for a week. Seldon is scheduled to return to court Dec. 12.

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