Trial date set for Ann Arbor woman accused of fatally stabbing father
Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
A trial date of June 3 was set Tuesday in the Washtenaw County Trial Court for the 48-year-old Ann Arbor woman charged with one count of open murder in the stabbing death of her father, court records show.
Meanwhile, prosecutors are awaiting the results of a second competency evaluation of Susan Wade, said Steve Hiller of the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office.
A final pretrial hearing for May 7 also was set in court Tuesday, according to court records.
Hiller said the second examination is used to determine criminal responsibility.
Wade is accused of killing her father, 86-year-old Ronald Mason, on June 9 in the home they shared in the 1700 block of Covington Drive in Ann Arbor. AnnArbor.com previously has reported Wade allegedly stabbed Mason repeatedly after midnight on June 9 when he was sleeping. That same day, Wade allegedly continued the attack when she returned to the bedroom and thought she saw Mason moving.
Wade's family told AnnArbor.com she has a past history of drug abuse and schizophrenia.
Her daughter was the one who eventually called police and reported Mason’s death. Police said Wade barricaded herself inside the home before allowing her daughter to enter, showing her Mason’s body. Wade was arrested at the home that same day.
Wade remains in custody at the Washtenaw County Jail with no bond.