ROCHESTER HILLS (WWJ/AP) – A judge says a 65-year-old woman accused of slashing the throat of her disabled son and fatally beating her 7-month-old granddaughter is unfit for trial.
Sylvia Majewska is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 23 killings at her home in Oakland County’s Oxford Township, 45 miles north of Detroit.
A judge in Rochester Hills put proceedings on hold Thursday after a psychiatrist said Majewska is incompetent to stand trial. She’ll undergo a second exam before a May competency hearing.
When Oakland County deputies went to Majewska’s house Nov. 23, after her son failed to return his daughter to the baby’s mother on time, they found the bodies of 29-year-old Daryne Gailey and 7-month-old Charley Hendrick.
Authorities say Majewska slashed Gailey, killed the infant with blows to the head, and then tried to kill herself by slashing her arms. She was found bleeding from her left wrist into a bucket, with a box cutter on the table next to her.
According to Sheriff Michael Bouchard, Majewska apparently “came to the conclusion that the son and the child would be better off if they weren’t alive.”
Gailey had a developmental disability and required supervision during visitation with his daughter.
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