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Woman Charged in Murder to Use Battered Woman Syndrome as Defense 

The Belfast woman charged with murdering her husband while he slept will use Battered Woman Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for her defense.31-year-old Amber Cummings is accused of shooting 29-year-old James Cummings in the head while he slept on December ninth.Amber Cummings has pleaded not guilty.The state has asked that Cummings undergo a mental exam.Before the shooting, Amber Cummings told police her husband was plotting to build dirty bombs and set them off during President Obama’s inauguration.Police removed radioactive and explosive materials from the Cummings’ home after the shooting.