- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A 21-year-old woman has been found mentally fit to stand trial in the 2012 shooting death of a man in southwestern Missouri.

The Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/1ft3S8N) reports that a Greene County judge has declared Marya Von Brandt mentally competent for trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Kevin Engh. Engh was shot to death in a car.

A psychiatrist who evaluated Von Brandt at the defense’s request had determined that Von Brandt suffered from multiple psychiatric disorders, meth withdrawals and a regressed mental state when she agreed to speak with investigators of Engh’s death.

But a judge in May signed off on Von Brandt’s prosecution going forward, ruling that she no longer is incompetent to understand the proceedings or assist in her defense.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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