WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A Wyoming woman, facing attempted murder charges for allegedly attacking her parents with hatchet and a knife, will undergo a competency evaluation. The decision was made on Wednesday as 28-year-old Amber Wilson entered the court in handcuffs with her attorney by her side.
Wilson smiles at times while responding to the judge.
"Remember me?," asked the judge. "Uh yeah, from the video conference," Wilson responded.
Family members of the two victims, identified as 74-year-old "Skip" Clark and his 60-year-old-wife, Pam, say they are back home and slowly recovering.
"I asked him (Skip Clark) how he could get the axe and knife away from her and he just said 'I was fighting for our lives and I wasn't going to let her kill us,'" says Donna Eggleston, Clark's sister.
Wilson faces attempted murder charges but will first undergo a competency evaluation.
"Any questions about that?" the judge asked. "Nope, nope," Wilson responded.
"They will interview her and make a determination about whether she's competent enough to go forward," says Valerie Foster, Wilson's defense attorney.
The evaluation could include a look at her medical history and an injury she received.
"She fell off a car while car surfing when she was 16 and she possibly had some brain injury," says Eggleston.
Eggleston also says there were ongoing struggles between Wilson and Clark.
"He said he was going to have to ask her to leave," says Eggleston. "I hope she is not out while Skip and Pam are alive, it scares me that she might go back after them again."
Wilson is being held without bond. The mental health evaluation is expected to take several weeks.