- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A Tennessee woman charged with killing a stranger at a Family Dollar store near St. Louis will undergo a mental examination.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a judge on Monday ordered the exam for 34-year-old Cameka Cathey, of Memphis, to determine if she is competent to stand trial.

Investigators allege Cathey grabbed knives off a shelf inside the Family Dollar Store in Breckenridge Hills in November and stabbed 65-year-old Marybeth Gaeng in the head.

Cathey faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Cathey also is charged after she allegedly fled from St. Ann police and stole a car from a Breckenridge Hills auto shop a few days before Gaeng was killed. She was arrested but released on those charges before the Dollar Store attack.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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