Wichita woman charged in beheading case not competent for trial

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Wichita woman accused of decapitating her ex-boyfriend's mother was found not competent to stand trial at a hearing on Friday.

Micki Davis, 63, was killed Sunday, April 9, 2017. Rachael Hilyard, 36, the ex-girlfriend of Davis' son, is charged with first-degree murder and remains jailed on $550,000 bond. 

Judge Faith Maughan ruled Hilyard was not competent "at this time" and ordered she be returned to Larned State Hospital to undergo further treatment.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said a report from the hospital states Hilyard was not competent but was likely to regain competency, meaning she's improving with treatment. 

Her status will be reevaluated after 90 days.

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Police have said Davis was attacked after she went with her 9-year-old grandson to a home to get property that belonged to the victim's son. During the alleged assault, the boy was able to grab his grandmother's phone and run away.

Responding officers called for backup after finding the victim's decapitated body in the garage of the home in the 1400 block of West Rita. Hilyard was found hiding in the home.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Hilyard spent time on Community Corrections in Sedgwick County from September 2013 through May 2015 for convictions on four counts of drug possession. 

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