Woman charged in Lufkin boy’s drowning death found competent to stand trial

Woman charged in Lufkin boy’s drowning death found competent to stand trial
Billie Jean Cuttler

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A woman charged in connection to the drowning death of her 3-year-old nephew has been found competent to stand trial.

Prosecutor Ken Dies confirmed a jury found Billie Jean Cuttler competent to stand trial. She and another man, Bobby Woods Jr., have been charged with capital murder for the death of Mason Cuttler in 2015.

According to an arrest affidavit, Woods previously confessed to pushing Mason into a pond on the family’s property off of Highway 103 East and then watched him drown.

Cuttler’s competency hearing began last week. During the hearing a jury heard from a former detective, a forensic psychologist , and a former psychiatric assistant among others.

At this time, it is unknown when Cuttler’s trial will begin.

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