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KNEWZ.COM|Connor Mannion Despite her disturbing behavior, Kimberly Kessler has been found competent to stand trial
A Yulee, Florida murder suspect who stripped naked and smeared feces on her jail cell walls a week ago has been cleared to stand trial.
Kimberly Kessler, 52, has been declared competent to stand trial in the presumed murder of Joleen Cummings, her co-worker in Fernandina Beach, according to Circuit Judge James Daniel’s Monday order.
The Florida Times-Union reported that the order comes a week after an emaciated Kessler appeared in an anti-suicide smock staring at the camera at her October 5 competency hearing.
During the hearing, she screamed “f— you” at the judge before walking away.
The judge indicated concern for the health of the 52-year-old charged in the 2018 presumed murder of missing co-worker Joleen Cummings, 34, of Yulee.