Woman charged in beheading death of Micki Davis will have second mental evaluation

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The woman charged in the beheading death of Micki Davis will have a second mental evaluation.

A judge ruled he wanted a second opinion on if Rachael Hilyard is competent to stand trial.

Wichita Police said they found Hilyard hiding in a home in Wichita in April. In that home, they said they also found Davis' body with her head detached. Hilyard was immediately arrested.

Since the arrest and subsequent charge, Hilyard has been writing letters from jail detailing an exorcism she said happened at her home. She also drew pictures depicting different Christian denominations and talked about how she believes she was potentially a victim of a type of hypnosis. These letters were addressed to the judge.

Hilyard has already had a mental evaluation with COMCARE which deemed her competent to stand trial. But a judge decided Wednesday he wanted a second opinion from professionals at Larned State Hospital.

Davis' daughter was in the courtroom Wednesday. Eyewitness News spoke with her and she said it's difficult for the family to get any closure because the court proceedings are taking so long.