Insanity plea for woman accused of stabbing baby |

Insanity plea for woman accused of stabbing baby

CENTENNIAL – A woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of her 21-month-old grandchild pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and will undergo a mental health evaluation, prosecutors said Friday.Carol Lynn Pappas, 52, faces a charge of first-degree murder by a person in a position of trust in the Oct. 29 death of Madison Pappas in the east-Denver suburb of Aurora. Her next court hearing is scheduled for July 13.Police have said they believe Pappas was alone with the child at the time of the stabbing. Pappas lived at the house with her son, Nicholas, 27, his wife, Jessica, 28, and a roommate, authorities said.Officers found the toddler’s body after Pappas called 911, police said.District Judge William Sylvester has issued a gag order in the case.

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