A Toulon mom, accused of abandoning her three week old baby, was found tentatively fit to stand trial Friday. Kendra Meaker is accused of endangering the life of a child and lying to police after her newborn, Mia Gracie Thompson, was found in a ditch in late September. Police say Meaker first claimed her child was missing which prompted an Amber Alert. However, later that day a couple found Meaker's baby in a ditch. A Peoria doctor says, in a one paragraph summary, Meaker is competent to stand trial. However, the psychologist wasn't able to finish his full report, so Meaker's public defender asked for another two weeks to see the full report before the judge makes a final ruling on Meaker's fitness. A preliminary hearing is tentatively set for November 30th.
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