Marianne Bordt Trial Set For October

A German woman, accused of drowning her grandson in a bathtub at St. George Island in Franklin County 2-years ago, will go on trial for first degree murder.

Prosecutors and attorney for 73-year-old Marianne Bordt met with Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey Friday to discuss a possible plea deal. But the attorneys told Judge Dempsey they were not able to settle the case. So Dempsey scheduled jury selection to begin on October 24th.

Bordt drowned her 5-year old grandson, Camden Hiers, in a bathtub while they were vacationing on St. George Island.

The boy's parents were going through a divorce, and Bordt allegedly told investigators she didn't want the child growing up in a broken home.

Bordt's lawyers admit she committed the killing, but plan to use an insanity defense.

They say she suffers mental problems stemming from a childhood head injury Bordt suffered during a Russian bombing attack on her hometown during World War Two.

The state is seeking the death penalty if Bordt is convicted.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus