ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - A judge has ordered the state to find a treatment facility for a 97-year-old woman who was declared incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of her nephew.
Circuit Judge J. Michael Traynor on Wednesday gave the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities 10 days to report its progress on finding a place where Amanda Stevenson can be treated for dementia.
She has been in jail since the September 2011 death of 53-year-old Johnny Rice. He was shot in bed at the home they shared in St. Augustine following an ongoing dispute.
The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/12irOTK ) reports the agency argued Stevenson would be better served by the state Department of Children and Families.
Stevenson's public defender says she's been left in a legal limbo against her constitutional rights.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com
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