Wichita woman charged in beheading found competent for trial

Charged with first-degree murder

July 16, 2018 - 7:45 pm

A judge has ruled a Kansas woman accused of decapitating her ex-boyfriend's mother is competent for trial.

Rachael Hilyard is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2017 death Micki Davis, 63, the mother of Hilyard's ex-boyfriend.

Earlier this year Hilyard had been found not competent and returned to Larned State Hospital pending Monday's reevaluation in Sedgwick County District Court.

Prosecutors say Davis was attacked when she went with her grandson, 9, to collect some belongings from a home. The boy was able to run away and call 911.

Davis' decapitated body was found in the garage and her head was in the kitchen sink.

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