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Vt. nurse accused in grandson's death not fit for trial

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MORRISVILLE, Vt. -

The former nurse accused in the deadly drugging of her young grandson has been ruled unfit to stand trial.

Pamela Raymond, 55, of Morrisville, was arrested two years ago for giving her 3-month-old grandson, Warren Bailey, a fatal dose of an antidepressant.

At a competency hearing this summer, psychologists for the prosecution and defense offered conflicting opinions about whether Raymond is mentally competent to stand trial. The defense says she has undergone a behavioral change and does not have a rational understanding of the case against her. Prosecutors believe she's faking it to avoid trial.

The judge sided with the defense and ordered Raymond to undergo further psychiatric treatment so that she may one day be able to stand trial. That treatment could take place in a secure facility or Raymond could be set free to receive outpatient treatment.

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