St. Cloud Woman Found Competent to Face Murder Charge
ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud woman accused of murdering her father in January of 2016 has now been found competent to stand trial. Lisa Kearney had been found incompetent last August. A Stearns County judge Friday, ruled she is now capable of aiding her lawyer in her defense.
Stearns County prosecutor Will Brost says the 39-year-old Kearney has a hearing scheduled for May 12th to proceed with the murder charge.
Kearney is charged with second degree intentional murder in the death of Jeffrey Schilling.
Court records show Kearney is accused of killing Schilling at his north St. Cloud home then fleeing the state.
Police officers were called on a welfare check days later and found the 66-year-old Schilling dead on a couch. He died from blunt trauma to his head. Police say they found a short handled maul near his body which they believe is the murder weapon and his truck and wallet missing.
Kearney was arrested in Kentucky and extradited back to Minnesota to face a charge of second degree murder.