The trial to determine the mental competency of an Exeter man accused of murder has been moved to Dec. 1. David John Romero, 37, of Exeter is accused of the rape and murder of Jewel Sutton, 92, in August 2001.

Romero is accused of raping and killing Sutton in her home on Aug. 11, 2001. Romero, who was Sutton's gardner, was arrested by sheriff's deputies on Aug. 21, 2001 at his mother's home. The sheriff's department reported that an angry confrontation eight years earlier made Romero a suspect in the case.

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