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Pazos absent from hearing

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A Burlington murder suspect did not attend a hearing Monday about whether he should be hospitalized until he is competent for trial.     

Jose Pazos is accused of killing Kathleen Smith in her home back in 2010.  Pazos was homeless at the time, and allegedly tied up and stabbed the social worker  -- angry about her involvement in a custody dispute.  A judge found him incompetent for trial last month. The hospitalization hearing continues Tuesday.

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