Trial Delayed for Mo. Mother in Slashing of Baby

Posted: Sep 23, 2013 5:03 PM by The Associated Press

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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.

The Lake Sun Leader reports 40-year-old Bradie R. Simpson 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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