- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Defense attorneys are seeking a mental evaluation for an Arkansas woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her infant son.

Brooke Floyd is charged in the July death of her 10-month-old son, Harper. The baby and his father were found dead after a four-day search in a rural area of the Ouachita Mountains. Authorities have said the baby died from “exposure and abandonment.”

Floyd was not charged in the death of her husband.

In a court filing Friday, Floyd’s defense attorney said a mental evaluation is needed because Floyd “may not fully understand the proceedings against her.” A judge hasn’t yet ruled on the request. Her attorney has previously said there is no evidence Floyd endangered her child.

Floyd’s trial is now set for Oct. 6 in Danville.

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