Ethete woman competent for trial in son's death

2014-07-23T12:10:00Z 2014-07-24T00:45:05Z Ethete woman competent for trial in son's deathThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 23, 2014 12:10 pm  • 

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge has determined an Ethete woman accused of murder in the death of her newborn son is competent to stand trial.

U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper on Tuesday ordered Ardis Sierra Enos to stand trial Sept. 15.

The 20-year-old Enos has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of first-degree murder in the boy's March 26 death. Prosecutors allege she killed him minutes after she gave birth to him on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

An FBI agent's complaint says Enos had kept her pregnancy secret. Doctors at Lander Regional Hospital called the FBI after Enos sought medical treatment the day after giving birth. Searchers later found the baby's body in a ditch.

Skavdahl ordered Enos released to the custody of her mother pending trial.

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