WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A woman who was charged with fatally stabbing a 71-year-old woman outside of a Walgreens in Williamsburg has been deemed incompetent to stand trial by the Williamsburg-James City County District Court.
35-year-old LaTeisha Meekins, who faced a second-degree murder charge, appeared before a judge to determine if she was competent to stand trial.
According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Nate Green, the court determined that Meekins was not competent to stand trial. She was ordered to receive inpatient treatment to restore her to competency.
Meekins was arrested in November following a fatal stabbing outside a Walgreens in Williamsburg.
Williamsburg police say they received a call around 6 p.m. on November 12, 2021 regarding a stabbing in the 1300 block of Richmond Road. When they arrived on the scene, they found 71-year-old James City County resident Catherine Patricia Heaston, suffering from stab wounds. She was sent to the local hospital where she later died from her injuries.
The preliminary investigation of the incident revealed that the victim and the suspect arrived at the Walgreens location separately. Witnesses told police that the two women met outside the store and spoke for a few moments before the stabbing occurred.
A preliminary investigation of the incident revealed that the victim and the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old LaTeisha Meekins, arrived at the Walgreens location separately. Witnesses told police that the two women met outside the store and spoke for a few moments before the stabbing occurred.
Meekins entered a not guilty plea.
After a review of all the stipulated evidence, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity. The Commonwealth agreed with this ruling.