A Pleasant Grove woman charged with the Aug. 15 beating and stabbing death of her son has been committed to the Utah State Hospital after being found mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Following two psychiatric examinations, Georgia Clements, 52, was ruled incompetent because she doesn't understand the nature of the proceedings against her or the possible penalty she faces, 4th District Judge Ray M. Harding said during a mental competency hearing Friday.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 charges against Clements were dismissed "without prejudice," meaning the state has the option of refiling murder charges against her if and when she is found mentally competent to stand trial.
Harding remanded the defendant to the sheriff's department for transportation to the state hospital.