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Illness complicates FL woman's desire to plead guilty to killing ex-husband at Iowa mall

Published 01/24/2009, Associated Press

Debi Joy Olson, 53, freely admits that she stalked her ex-husband across the country, then stabbed him to death last summer at a mall in Davenport. She is representing herself in court, saying she wants to plead guilty and go to prison.But what seems like a simple case has been complicated and is nowhere near completion because she apparently suffers from Huntington's disease, which wastes brains cells.

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