WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) -- A judge has sent the case of a Winchester woman charged with killing her daughter and granddaughter to the grand jury.
The Winchester Sun (http://bit.ly/QioFM3) reports the action came after the attorney for Lillie Stanton waived a preliminary hearing on Wednesday during a brief court appearance.
Police charged the 48-year-old Stanton with murder in the deaths of 23-year-old Danel Korrey Stanton and 22-month-old Kaydence Ray Miers. Police found their bodies in May at the Winchester home they shared. Stanton was originally taken to a hospital for self-inflicted knife wounds, but survived and was jailed.
Court documents say Stanton told police she decided to kill the two because she feared the toddler's father would gain more visitation rights and she couldn't afford to take them out of state.