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Sanity hearing set for Youngsville woman charged in daughter's death

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LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — A judge has set a sanity hearing for Desirae Greene Nelson, the Youngsville woman accused of second-degree murder in the 2001 death of her 3-year-old daughter.

The court will hear the findings of Nelson's mental evaluation on Aug. 20, District Judge Harry Randow decided during a status hearing in the case on Wednesday.

Nelson is accused of disciplining her daughter, Dominique Greene, by placing her in scalding bathtub water. The girl suffered third-degree burns and died in a hospital Dec. 17, 2001, of an infection.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1zcqIEE ) the 35-year-old Nelson was scheduled for trial Jan. 12, but the matter was delayed indefinitely after her attorney, Harold Register, filed a motion to appoint a sanity commission to evaluate her mental health.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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