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Judge Orders Competency Hearing For Andrea Rivera

on December 5, 2017 - 8:04am



Attorneys in the Los Alamos Magistrate Court case involving Andrea Rivera, 30, of Los Alamos, have asked for a competence hearing for her. Rivera has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering with evidence.

The charges relate to a Nov. 3 incident in which Rivera is accused of stabbing Cory Kerschner multiple times and also injuring her sister, Sarah Cooper, with a knife during the same incident. River allegedly left the scene and disposed of her clothing resulting in the tampering with evidence charge.

Judge Pat Casados stayed the case until the competency hearing is held in First Judicial District Court saying that when she receives the results of the hearing, the Magistrate Court case will go forward. In the meantime, Rivera will remain incarcerated pursuant to a decision by District Judge T. Glenn Ellington that there are no conditions of release that he could impose on her that would guarantee the safety of the community pending trial.