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Oak Lawn Grandma’s Psychiatric Evaluation Needs More Time

Alfreda Giedrojc charged with the first-degree murder of her infant granddaughter in October 2013 appeared in court on Tuesday morning.

Police booking photo of Alfreda Giedrojc, 62, of Oak Lawn.
Police booking photo of Alfreda Giedrojc, 62, of Oak Lawn.

Alfreda Giedrojc, 62, the Oak Lawn grandmother charged with first-degree murder of her infant granddaughter, had a scheduled court hearing in Bridgeview on Tuesday.

The Southtown-Star reported that Giedrojc’s assistant public defender requested more time for her psychiatric evaluation.

In January, the grandmother’s psychiatric evaluation was delayed because the paperwork got lost.

Cook County Judge Colleen Hyland granted a second extension last month. The grandmother’s attorney, Michael Wilson, told the judge he has given psychiatrists a list of people that he wants to be interviewed.

Wilson has expressed his “bonafide doubt” about Giedrojc’s sanity when he made first made the request that she be evaluated for her mental competency last December.

The report is due on May 28, when Giedrojc is scheduled for another court hearing, Southtown-Star said.

Judge Hyland also allowed Giedrojc’s videotaped statement that she made to Oak Lawn Police the day of her arrest in October 2013 to be translated into Polish, Southtown-Star said. Giedrojc has a Polish interpreter with her for court hearings and  jailhouse meetings with her attorney.

Police have alleged that Giedrojc told them she hid a sledgehammer in her closet the night before she bludgeoned, then slit the throat of her 6-month-old granddaughter, Vivian Summers, of Bolingbrook, on Oct. 5, 2013.

The child would have turned a year old this month.

Giedrojc is being held in Cook County Jail without bond.


Read the rest of Steve Metsch’s report in Southtown-Star.


Honestly IPO April 23, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Why is this monster still breathing?
Tony April 23, 2014 at 06:33 PM
Frontal lobotomy first. Then some further testing

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