- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A judge says a Utah woman accused of leaving her newborn baby in a trash still isn’t mentally competent to stand trial and is giving more time for treatment.

KUTV in Salt Lake City reported Monday (https://bit.ly/1NPDEMx) that 24-year-old Alicia Englert will be back in court in December.

Court documents show Englert abandoned the infant born at home in August 2014. Prosecutors say the baby girl would have died if she wasn’t found by a neighbor.

The child recovered and is being adopted.

Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills decided in February that Englert’s IQ was too low for her to stand trial on an attempted murder charge, but ordered her to get treatment to see if she could be restored to competency.

An attorney for Englert’s parents says the woman didn’t know what she was doing.


Information from: KUTV-TV, https://www.kutv.com/

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