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Woman accused of killing mom to be evaluated

A Jonesboro woman accused of stabbing her mother to death earlier this month in an argument over her eviction was in court briefly Tuesday, but her hearing was continued.

Attorneys for Takeyia Kentay Guthridge, 24, got a continuance in her case in order to have her mentally evaluated. Clayton County Magistrate Richard Brown set the new preliminary hearing for Aug. 21.

Guthridge was escorted into Brown's courtroom long enough to sign papers but did not speak. More than a dozen family members had filed into court to witness the hearing and left after the announcement that it had been continued.

Guthridge was arrested June 11, after police said she stabbed to death her mother, Delouise Rivers Adu. Adu was found inside the family's Carnes Estates Drive home, stabbed about seven times.

Police said the two argued over Adu's intent to evict Guthridge from that home. She is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond.