Hearing for woman accused of killing granddaughter scheduled for June 30
BY STEVE METSCH email@example.com June 9, 2014 2:20PM
Updated: July 11, 2014 6:18AM
A hearing to determine whether an Oak Lawn grandmother accused of killing her infant granddaughter with a sledgehammer and knife is fit to stand trial has been rescheduled for June 30, a Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman said Monday.
The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. before Judge Clayton Crane in Room 600 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building at 26th Street and California Avenue in Chicago. It originally was scheduled for June 4.
Circuit Court Judge Colleen Hyland said on May 28 that Dr. Matthew Marcos, of Cook County Forensic Clinical Services, had determined that Alfreda Giedrojc was not mentally able to stand trial. A judge, however, still must hear the evidence on whether she can be tried for the slaying. The June 4 hearing was rescheduled by mutual agreement of prosecutors and the defense.
Giedrojc is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 6 death of 5-month-old Vivian Summers in Giedrojc’s house in the 6600 block of 91st Street.
Authorities say Giedrojc used a sledgehammer and carving knife to kill her granddaughter, whom she was watching 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 held at the Cook County Jail since the killing.
The court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of Giedrojc, 62, was due in March but was delayed. At an April court hearing, more time was requested to submit the report, which was submitted in May.
Neither Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Deno nor Assistant Public Defender Michael Wilson requested a second opinion.