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story.lead_photo.caption Tramell MacKenzie Hunter appears in court Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Texarkana, Ark. Hunter is accused of killing correction officer Lisa Maudlin Sunday at the Miller County jail. - Photo by The Texarkana Gazette via AP / Evan Lewis

TEXARKANA — An Arkansas inmate accused in the beating death of a jail guard in 2016 will remain in the state hospital for mental health treatment.

Tramell Hunter is accused in the December 2016 killing of correctional officer Lisa Mauldin at the Miller County jail. Hunter has been found incompetent to stand trial because of issues concerning his mental health.

At a court hearing Tuesday, prosecutors said Hunter was cooperating and complying with treatment orders but that doctors say his condition remains unchanged. The Texarkana Gazette reports that a status report is due by Aug. 23.

Hunter had been assigned to the Miller County jail as part of Arkansas Department of Correction 309 program, which allows certain offenders to serve their sentences in county jails in need of labor.

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