Amber Wilson found competent for trial in hatchet attack of her parents

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WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - The woman accused of attacking her parents with a hatchet has been found competent to stand trial.

Amber Wilson is charged with Attempted Murder and Felonious Assault for the attack in March.  Click here for that story.  The couple was not seriously injured.

In May, Wilson's pre-trial hearing was adjourned and she was found not competent to stand trial. At that point, her attorney asked for further psychological testing to be done.

That testing took place in June.

The competency hearing Wednesday reversed that outcome, after the psychologist who evaluated Wilson testified that the 28-year old Wyoming woman was competent to stand trial.Click here for the May story.

The prosecution Wednesday also had to prove that the alleged assault carried with it the "intent to murder."

Amber's parents - Pamela Wilson and Harold Clark took the witness stand and offered emotional detail of the attack.

"I saw [Amber] swing it and hit Pam, and Pam disappeared," said Harold Clark, who was breaking down on the witness stand. "I thought [Pam] was killed."

Pamela Wilson also offered her account of the attack.

"I said, 'Amber', and she said, 'you're going to die," testified Pam Wilson. "Next thing I know I'm on the floor."

Clark's testimony included him saying that he felt Amber was going to swing the axe again, but he did his best to restrain her.

"I grabbed the handle of the axe and I just kept saying, 'stop, Amber; don't do that," Clark added.

After hearing the testimony from Amber's parents, the judge determined that the alleged assault did carry with it an "intent to murder."

A date for Amber Wilson's trial date has not been set.

By Brent Ashcroft



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