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Suspect in Coffee County murder to undergo mental evaluation

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Gregory Scott Hale (Photo from Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office) Gregory Scott Hale (Photo from Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office)
MANCHESTER, TN (WSMV) -

A man accused of a gruesome killing in Coffee County will undergo mental health testing.

Gregory Scott Hale was due in court Monday but didn't appear.

Hale, 37, is accused of killing Lisa Marie Hyder, dismembering her body and violating her corpse.

His next court date is scheduled for July 14.

According to an affidavit, Hale allegedly admitted to the murder. Hale remains jailed on $1.5 million bond.

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