A Provo woman charged with stabbing her 2-year-old son on April 22 was bound over to 4th District Court for a first appearance Jan.6.
Dixie A. Madsen, 34, appeared before 4th Circuit Judge Patrick McGuire on Monday for her preliminary hearing.In May, the woman appeared in 4th District Court for her court proceedings after waiving her preliminary hearing in circuit court. Fourth District Judge Boyd L. Park committed her to the Utah State Hospital until an evaluation was made to determine her competency to stand trial.
During a competency hearing Nov. 14, Park ruled that the defendant was competent to be tried. Her case was remanded to 4th Circuit Court.
Madsen, charged with attempted second-degree murder, a second-degree felony, again will appear before Park.
Police reported they found the woman's child, Brandon Madsen, with a knife wound in his chest after a neighbor reported the stabbing. The boy survived the incident and since has recovered.