- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods of a Philadelphia park for five days so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland has been found competent to stand trial.

The ruling Friday came after a psychiatrist said Nyia Parler nonetheless needs mental health treatment. Parler is being held on $2.5 million bail until an August preliminary hearing.

Authorities say Parler abandoned her 21-year-old son in April before taking a bus to visit her boyfriend.

Police say the son had no food or water during the cold, rainy ordeal. The son was treated at a hospital and has been released.

Parler is charged with attempted murder, neglect of a care-dependent person and other crimes. Her lawyer hasn’t returned a call seeking comment on her case.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide