A Pleasant Grove woman charged with the Aug. 15 beating and stabbing death of her son will undergo a mental examination at the Utah State Hospital to determine her competency to stand trial.
Fourth District Judge Ray M. Harding, at the request of defense attorney Claudia Laycock, on Friday ordered Georgia Clements, 52, to undergo a 30-day diagnostic examination. Clements was bound over to district court Thursday following a preliminary hearing at Fourth District Court in American Fork.Clements is charged with second degree murder in the death of her 17-year-old son Martin. An autopsy showed the youth died from multiple blows to the head and that he also suffered stab wounds.
The defendant also suffered several stab wounds that police say were self-inflicted. In addition, she ate insecticide. She has since recovered.
Clements and her son's body were found in their Pleasant Grove home several hours after the youth is believed to have died.