Defense says woman accused of killing daughter incompetent for trial

Rosa Rivera ruled incompetent by Orange County judge in August

ORLANDO, Fla. – A court hearing was held Thursday morning for a woman accused of killing her daughter.

Rosa Rivera was ruled incompetent by an Orange County judge in August. Her defense reiterated Thursday that Rivera is not competent to stand trial.

Rivera, who did not attend Thursday’s hearing, confessed to stabbing her daughter, 11-year-old Aleyda, because she thought the girl was having sex and didn’t want her around men, according to investigators.

Rivera was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and battery on a law enforcement officer after she allegedly punched a corrections officer at the Orange County Jail in April.

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