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Mental health assessment for mother accused of killing daughter

01/08/2013 05:59 EST | Updated 03/10/2013 05:12 EDT
A Mississauga mother accused of killing her two-year-old daughter was back in court on Tuesday.

Teresa Williams was arrested on New Year's Day.

She had been brought to court on two previous occasions. On Tuesday she was ordered held for a 60-day mental health assessment.

Williams is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Evadne Williams-Scott.

She was taken into custody by Peel Regional Police on Jan. 1. after officers responded to a call about a "hysterical woman" who was barefoot in the snow on the balcony of a home at 3480 Colonial Dr. in Mississauga.

Police found the woman barricaded inside her home. When they got inside, officers had to use a stun gun to subdue the woman.

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