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Arraignment delayed; mental evaluation ordered

Arraignment delayed; mental evaluation ordered

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Court records show the arraignment of a Tennessee woman charged in the death of her infant daughter has been postponed until she undergoes a mental health evaluation.

The Leaf Chronicle reports 24-year-old Stefany Paige Johnson had been scheduled to appear in court Monday morning on a charge of criminal homicide. She is being held without bail at the Montgomery County jail.

Clarksville police found her 7-month-old daughter, Astrid Johnson, dead on a couch. Police said they went to the residence on Friday after getting reports of a woman screaming and yelling in the street.

Police said they asked Johnson what happened, and her response was that ``Jesus came down and took Astrid to heaven'' while she was bathing her.

A police report concluded Johnson's negligence resulted in the girl's death.

 

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