Jamestown   (CSi)  The court appointed attorney for 27 year old Kevin Hoff Wednesday requested a continuance in a preliminary hearing, which was granted.

Hoff is charged with murder in the death of his ex-wife  25 year old Nicoloe Gututala of Jamestown.

She was found shot on May 12th in the parking lot of her Southeast Jamestown apartment building.

Attorney Russell Myhre requested the continuance awaiting  the completion of a psychiatric evaluation, at the North Dakota State Hospital.

Myhre states that  the evaluation was necessary to determine if Hoff was able to understand the proceedings and aid in his defense.

Stutsman County State’s Attorney Fritz Fremgen was not opposed the continuance.