Woman accused in fatal stabbing of boyfriend to undergo competency exam
Courtesy of the WCSO
The 46-year-old Ypsilanti woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend after an argument will be examined to see if she is competent to stand trial, according to court records.
Donna Turner had a preliminary examination adjourned Dec. 27 when Judge Elizabeth Hines ordered the evaluation.
A competency hearing was scheduled for Feb. 28.
Turner is accused of stabbing 45-year-old Keith Walton to death as he was trying to leave their apartment in Ypsilanti after an argument Dec. 4. The two had been arguing in the living room of their apartment on South Huron Street when Turner walked into the kitchen, officials said. Walton got his coat and walked past Turner just before she stabbed him once in the abdomen with a large kitchen knife, police said.
Walton died a short time later after an ambulance took him to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
Turner continues to be held at the Washtenaw County Jail without bond.