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Woman accused of killing newborn ruled competent
Jul 29   

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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) _ A federal judge has ruled that a 20-year-old woman accused of killing her newborn son on the Wind River Indian Reservation is competent to stand trial.

The Riverton Ranger reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1o1fn7Y ) that Ardis Sierra Enos, of Ethete, is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 15 after the judge ruled she is mentally and physically capable of defending herself in court.

Prosecutors say Enos suffocated her son March 26, minutes after giving birth to him alone in her family home. She is accused of leaving the newborn's body in a dry ditch on her property and not telling anyone about it.

Enos has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.


Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, http://www.dailyranger.com

By The Associated Press, Copyright 2014

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