Judge finds Winchester grandma fit to face murder charges

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - A judge has declared an eastern Kentucky grandmother competent to face a double murder trial in the slayings of her daughter and granddaughter.

Lillie Stanton told police after their deaths in Winchester last year that she feared her granddaughter's father was going to get increased visitation with the child. She told police she wanted to leave the state but didn't have the money.

The Winchester Sun reports (http://bit.ly/173W7y0 ) 49-year-old Stanton told police she believed killing 22-month-old Kaydence Ray Miers and 23-year-old Danel Korrey Stanton was the best option.

The hearing before Clark Circuit Judge William Clouse on Wednesday was closed to the public.

Stanton told police both victims were sleeping when she cut their throats in May 2012. She also cut her own wrists and throat before police arrived.

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