SAN ANTONIO - Appearing frail and using a walker, Ruth Ann Comer, 65, appeared in Magistrate Court on Monday morning for a competency hearing.
"I'd like to have her examined to see if she is competent to stand trial because I have problems communicating with her," defense attorney Ed Camara told Judge Andrew Carruthers. "She takes pain medication which affects her memory -- causes memory loss."
According to an arrest affidavit, Comer solicited a carnival worker in 2013 to kill her son, Jacob Thomas, and his wife, Kristina Moore.
Comer gave the worker a gun with orders to kill Moore "and if you have to, (kill) Jacob," the affidavit said.
Camara requested that a medical doctor be included in Comer's evaluation, which was approved by Carruthers.
Comer was also a suspect in the 2012 slaying of her boyfriend, Jerry Collins, who was found dead in his Northeast Side mobile home.
She was never charged in the case.
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