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More time for psych evaluation for Oak Lawn grandmother charged with murder

AlfredGiedrojc / phofrom Oak Lawn police

Alfreda Giedrojc / photo from Oak Lawn police

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Updated: May 24, 2014 6:43AM



An Oak Lawn grandmother accused of using a sledgehammer to murder her infant granddaughter received another continuance in her case on Tuesday to allow for more time with her psychiatric evaluation.

Alfreda Giedrojc is charged with first-degree murder stemming from the October death of her granddaughter, 5-month-old Vivian Summers. Authorities say Giedrojc used a sledgehammer and carving knife to kill her granddaughter. Giedrojc was in her home in the 6600 block of 91st Street on Oct. 6, watching Vivian while the baby’s father and Giedrojc’s husband were across the street helping Giedrojc’s son with a home improvement project. Giedrojc has been in custody since then.

The court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of Giedrojc was due in March but has been delayed. On Tuesday, the results of her psychiatric evaluation were due in Cook County Circuit Judge Colleen Hyland’s courtroom. However, a doctor asked for more time in a request dated April 21.

The report is expected at a hearing scheduled for May 28.

Also Tuesday, Hyland agreed to have the transcript of Giedrojc’s videotaped confession translated and transcribed into Polish, her native tongue.



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