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Woman found competent to stand trial for daughter's murder

She's accused of leaving her young child in the river.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay
FILE PHOTO: Shakayla Denson

TAMPA, Fla. — A woman accused of drowning her 4-year-old daughter in the Hillsborough River has been found competent to stand trial.

A court order, signed by a judge, ruled Shakayla Denson, 27, was competent to proceed. Denson is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and grand theft auto. 

Prosecutors say she left her daughter in the river on Aug. 2.

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