A mental competency hearing has been scheduled May 18 for a Provo woman charged with stabbing her 2-year-old son April 22.
Dixie A. Madsen, 34, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, a second-degree felony. She waived a preliminary hearing last month, and her arraignment in 4th District Court was postponed pending outcome of the mental evaluations.Judge Boyd L. Park on Friday said reports from the Timpanogos Community Mental Health Center, where Madsen has been held, indicate she is "borderline competent to proceed." Park ordered Madsen transferred to Utah State Hospital.
According to police, they found the defendant's child, Brandon Madsen, with a knife wound in his chest after a neighbor reported the stabbing. The boy survived the incident and is in good condition.