Trial delayed for mother in slashing of baby
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
VERSAILLES (AP) — A central Missouri woman accused of slashing her baby daughter’s throat and wrists will undergo a mental evaluation to see if she’s competent to stand trial.
Bradie R. Simpson, 40, had been scheduled for trial this week in Morgan County, where her case was transferred from Camden County. A judge granted a delay for the evaluation.
Simpson is charged with assault and armed criminal action.
She was arrested in February 2012 after her son reported his mother and his 9-month-old sister missing from their home.
Searchers found Simpson sitting against a tree holding the wounded baby, who survived after surgery.
Simpson had told a pastor months earlier she feared she would harm the child. The pastor said Simpson made references to demons.
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