Trial date set for woman accused of decapitating Wichita grandmother

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

In Sedgwick County District Court Friday, a judge set a Feb. 3 trial date for Rachel Hilyard, charged with murder in the decapitation death of Mickey Davis in April 2017.

Hilyard underwent several mental evaluations and last summer, a judge ruled her competent to stand trial.


Aug. 8, 2019

A Sedgwick County District Court Judge ruled Thursday that Rachael Hilyard is competent to stand trial in the April 2017 murder of a Wichita grandmother.

Prosecutors charged Hilyard with first-degree murder in the death of 63-year-old Micki Davis who was found dead inside a home near Rita and Elizabeth.

Police say Davis, and her grandson had gone to get property, which belonged to her son, but a 35-year-old woman inside started attacking her. The nine-year-old was able to run away. He grabbed Davis' cell phone from her truck and called the police.

When officers arrived, Davis was found decapitated.

The judge ruled in Apri that Hilyard needed to return to Larned State Hospital for more mental evaluations.

The trial for Hilyard has been set for October 15th.