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Mother Found Incompetent in Baby's Murder
NORTH FAIRMOUNT, ohio (WKRC) -- A North Fairmount mother accused of smothering her baby this summer will not stand trial on a murder charge until her mental health improves.
A judge declared 24-year-old Janishcia Cottingham mentally incompetent today.
Cottingham is charged with murder and assault in the August 15 death of her 15-month-old daughter, Robin.
The judge sent Cottingham to the Summit Behavioral Facility in Roselawn.
The child's biological father sought custody before Robin's death but was denied. Her mother says Cottingham suffers from depression and anxiety.