Winchester woman accused of killing daughter, granddaughter sent to psychiatric center

jwarren@herald-leader.comJune 11, 2012 

Lillie Stanton, the Clark County woman accused of killing her daughter and granddaughter last month, has been transferred from the Clark County jail to the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center.

Officials at the jail confirmed that Stanton was moved to the psychiatric facility at La Grange on Monday.

Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas declined comment, saying that attorneys have agreed to postpone the case until July 18 "so that all necessary information can be presented to the court."

Stanton, 48, was scheduled for an appearance Wednesday in Clark District Court on two murder counts in the deaths of Danel Korrey Stanton, 23, and her 22-month-old daughter, Kaydence Ray Miers.

According to earlier court filings, Lillie Stanton admitted to Winchester police that she slashed their throats because she feared that Kaydence's father, Jonathon Miers, was about to gain more visitation time. She also admitted that she cut her own throat and wrists after the killings, police said.

Lillie Stanton has not entered a plea in the case; she is being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

The deaths occurred May 20 at a house on Vaught Road in Winchester where Lillie Stanton lived with her daughter and granddaughter.

Lillie Stanton told police that she lifted Kaydence Miers from a bed where she was sleeping, carried her to the basement and slit her throat, according to court documents. She said she then cut Korrey Stanton's throat and, when that was not successful, suffocated her.

According to police, Lillie Stanton's former husband, Robert Stanton, arrived home late in the afternoon of May 20 and discovered the killings. He then called police.

Lillie Stanton was airlifted to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment of her self-inflicted wounds. Police said they arrested her at the hospital after she admitted to killing her daughter and granddaughter.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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