• Joleen Cummings' accused killer found incompetent to stand trial

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    NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. - In the courtoom Tuesday morning, a judge determined that Kimberly Kessler, the woman accused of killing Nassau County mother Joleen Cummings over a year ago is incompetent to stand trial.

    The judge has ordered for Kessler to be committed to a state hospital with a review in six months.


    Kessler is the only suspect in Cummings' death.

    Cummings disappeared Mother's Day weekend in 2018.

    Kessler, who was Cummings' coworker at a Nassau County hair salon is charged with murder. 

    Action News Jax reported in May when doctors claimed Kessler was incompetent to stand trial.


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    State attorneys challenged that-- asking to have another doctor examine Kessler.

    It took a judge nearly three weeks to come to a decision after ordering a competency exam.

    Cummings' mother, told us last week that she was frustrated with the delays. Her and her grandchildren have been waiting for answers for over a year.

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