Judge Orders Psychiatric Evaluation For 13-Y-O Who Slit Mom's Throat

The 13-year-old boy who was recently taken into custody for the vicious murder of his mother in Westmoreland, is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation based on a court order.

The child was brought before a court in the parish on Friday, and the judge ordered that an evaluation be carried out to determine the direction that should be taken with the case.

Reports are that the teenager attacked and repeatedly stabbed his 44-year-old mother, then slashed her throat, on December 5.

The deceased mother has been identified as Petrenia Grace McDonald, a farmer of Berkshire district in the parish.

Reports are that about 7:40 p.m., the body of the woman was found with multiple stab wounds.

The police, who were summoned, reportedly found the teenager with blood all over him.

He has been in custody since the incident, and was ordered remanded.

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