Trafalgar mother charged in 2012 drowning death of 3-year-old

After a year and a half of treatment at a state mental health facility, a Trafalgar woman accused of drowning her 3-year-old son is now fit to stand trial.

Amanda Smith, 36, completed treatment at Logansport State Hospital as of last month, and the judge has set a trial date for September.

Police said Smith drowned her 3-year-old son, Jacob, in the bathtub at her apartment in February 2012. She told police that she thought her family was turning her son against her and that she saw nothing good coming out of his life, according to court documents. Smith was charged with murder and attempted murder.

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