CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A Tennessee woman charged with killing a stranger at a Family Dollar store near St. Louis will undergo a mental examination.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a judge on Monday ordered the exam for 34-year-old Cameka Cathey, of Memphis, to determine if she is competent to stand trial.
Investigators allege Cathey grabbed knives off a shelf inside the Family Dollar Store in Breckenridge Hills in November and stabbed 65-year-old Marybeth Gaeng in the head.
Cathey faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Cathey also is charged after she allegedly fled from St. Ann police and stole a car from a Breckenridge Hills auto shop a few days before Gaeng was killed. She was arrested but released on those charges before the Dollar Store attack.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch