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SALEM -- The man accused of shooting and killing Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter was sent for a mental evaluation, Police said.

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Daniel Butts, 21, was transferred to the Oregon State Hospital on Thursday, according to the Columbia County Sheriff s Office.

Butts is accused of wrestling away Painter's gun in January and fatally shooting him.

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The case has been on hold since his arraignment because of Butts disruptive behavior.

His lawyers requested the new evaluation.

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