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Kelli Stapleton To Undergo Mental Competency Evaluation

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A judge ordered Kelli Stapleton undergo a mental competency evaluation before her trial.

Stapleton is charged with the attempted murder of her 14-year-old daughter Isabelle.

The two were found inside a van near Elberta on September 3rd unconscious from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Her attorney Brian Johnson says this order will push Stapleton's preliminary hearing back about 2 to 3 weeks.

 She will be evaluated by an employee of the state forensic center.

 Johnson says likely that person will see Stapleton in the Benzie County Jail.