PROVO A mother who failed to call 911 when her daughter overdosed has been declared mentally fit to stand trial.
Traci Sorenson, 45, was evaluated by two doctors who both found her competent, a fact defense attorney Randy Spencer said Thursday they would not dispute.
Spencer asked for a preliminary hearing date, and the case will be in court again Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Sorensen was charged last October with manslaughter, a second-degree felony, for failing to get help for her 26-year-old daughter, Kaydie, who had taken nearly 90 OxyCodone pills and Alprazolam tablets.
Kaydie had recently come home to live with her mom after being beaten up by someone and having her prescription medicine stolen.
Kaydie moved in, filled another prescription, took numerous pills and spent the day groggy on her mom's couch.
When Sorenson checked on her again, Kaydie was unconscious and the pill bottle was empty. Police say Sorenson moved Kaydie to the bedroom, tried to wake her up, then laid her on the floor and went to sleep.
By the next morning, Kaydie had died. Another daughter called an ambulance.
Sorensen allegedly told police later she didn't call 911 because her daughter had warrants out for her arrest.