BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - A Nantucket woman accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter because she thought the little girl was possessed by the devil has been ruled competent to stand trial.
A judge ruled Thursday that Dora Alicia Tejada was competent enough for trial after reviewing a report from Taunton State Hospital, where she has been a patient since her arrest last March.
The Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/zuM07g) reports she was sent to jail after the hearing without bail.
Police say emergency personnel responded to the family home after getting a 911 call reporting that the little girl had stopped breathing.
The child, Nicole Garcia, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Tejada told investigators that God told her to push a rose in the girl's throat to exorcise the devil.
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