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.


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