Mental evaluation ordered for Tampa mom accused of drowning daughter

posted by sharon parker - 

Shakayla Denson did not attend this latest hearing.  But Hillsborough Circuit Judge Kimberly Fernandez appointed two doctors to evaluate Denson's mental capacity.  

A competancy hearing is set for October 22nd.  

Denson is charged with murdering her four-year-old daughter Je'Hyrah Daniels.  Investigators say, according to witnesses, Denson waded into the Hillsborough River near the Columbus Drive, carrying a screaming child into the middle of the river, then letting go of the child and walking out.  Je'Hyrah's body was found by the Tampa police dive team a short time later.

(Mug shot courtesy of the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office)


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