It will be at least July 18 before double murder suspect Lillie Stanton returns to court.
Stanton, 48, was transported to the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center earlier this week for 30 days of court-ordered treatment, according to court documents. Stanton was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Clark District Court Wednesday, but Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas said the hearing was postponed until July.
Stanton is charged with killing her daughter, 23-year-old Danel Korrey Stanton, and her granddaughter, 22-month-old Kaydence Ray Miers, on May 20, three days before a child custody hearing in family court.
Lillie Stanton told police she was afraid that Miers’ father would gain more visitation time and she didn’t have the money to take them out of state. Killing them, she said, was the only thing she could do.
Sheriff’s deputies transported Lillie Stanton to KCPC on Monday. In the order, the judge specified that the 30 days would be for treatment, not to determine whether she is competent to stand trial.
Workers with Bluegrass Comprehensive Care examined Lillie Stanton twice in the Clark County Detention Center and determined she was planning to kill herself. She had already injured herself when police arrived at her home at 233 Vaught Road on May 20. She was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with self-inflicted wounds to her neck and wrists.
In her arrest citation, Lillie Stanton admitted to cutting the throats of her daughter and granddaughter while they slept. She also said she suffocated her daughter after cutting her throat.
Lillie Stanton’s ex-husband discovered the scene and called police.
She is being held on a $500,000 cash bond.
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