Jasmine Taylor competency hearing set for September


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - The young woman who allegedly orchestrated another woman's murder is one step closer to learning her fate.

Jasmine Taylor was not in court, but lawyers set a competency hearing for Taylor in September. If she is deemed competent to stand trial, the trial will begin January 20, 2014.

CaSondra Evrard was discovered stabbed and beaten to death in December 2010. Investigators say Jasmine Taylor orchestrated Evrard's murder.

Five of Taylor's family members have already been sentenced for their roles in the crime.

Earlier story:

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - Accused murderer Jasmine Taylor will be back in a courtroom Friday morning.

An update on Taylor's mental competency is expected at the hearing. The examination caused Taylor's trial to be delayed.

Taylor faces murder and kidnapping charges in connection with the December 2010 death of 21-year-old CaSondra Evrard.

Six other defendants have either pleaded guilty or been convicted in Evrard's death, including both of Jasmine's parents.