The lawyer for a grandmother found mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of giving a fatal drug overdose to her infant grandson is asking that she be released from jail.
Marc Eagle asked that 55-year-old Pamela Raymond be allowed to serve home detention in Morrisville.
Raymond, a former nurse, has been in custody since October 2011, a year after the death of her 3-month-old grandson, Warren Bailey. The child was given a lethal dose of an antidepressant to keep him quiet so he would not bother Raymond’s husband in September 2010.
A judge last month found her incompetent to stand trial.
WCAX-TV reports Eagle said being at home will help Raymond get needed mental health help.
Prosecutor Joel Page said he wants to look at the proposal.