Marianne Bordt Ruled Competent to Stand Trial

A German woman, accused of murdering her grandson in St. Goerge Island in Franklin County last year, will go to trial.

Monday a Tallahassee judge ruled 72-year-old Marianne Bordt is mentally competent to stand trial. The decision ended a 2-day hearing that began Friday.

Bordt is accused of drowning her 5-year-old grandson Camden Hiers in a St. George Island condo bathtub in January 2010. The child was vacationing with his German grandparents at the time.

Investigators say Bordt admitted she drowned the boy because she didn't want him growing up in a divorced home. Bordt is charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

The judge scheduled another hearing for next month to set a trial date.

Bordt does not speak any English, which is why the judge held the hearing in Tallahassee, for better access to translators. No word if the actual trial will take place there or in Apalachicola.


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