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November 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Mother arraigned in Oregon bridge death

The Associated Press

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon Coast has yet to enter a plea, and defense attorneys have indicated they want the court to determine if she is fit to stand trial.

Jillian Meredeth McCabe was arraigned Monday in Newport on an indictment in the death of her son, London, at the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

The indictment charges her with aggravated murder, murder, and two counts of manslaughter.

She is scheduled to return to court Nov. 20. Court documents indicate defense attorneys plan to file a motion for a determination of fitness to proceed.

An uncle has said she received psychiatric treatment for emotional distress from years of caring for the child, and more recently for her disabled husband.

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