Mental Health Exam Ordered For Sheboygan Falls Woman

A mental health competency examination will determine if a Sheboygan Falls woman can stand trial for allegedly killing her child.

In court this week, Natalia Hitchcock’s lawyers raised concerns about their client’s mental state.

She’d told investigators she strangled her eight-year-old son Oliver on March 30th, because voices in her head told her Russian soldiers were coming for her two sons, and that they’d be better off dead.

Hitchcock’s husband tells police that news about the war in Ukraine has impacted her mental state, because her mother lives in Russia.