Dawn Pierce talks to her lawyer Richard J. Perez June 23 after Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge Vincent A. Culotta found her not guilty by reason of insanity on two murder counts for killing her mother, Lillian Pierce.
A Mentor woman who fatally stabbed her mother remains a substantial risk to herself and others, Lake County Common Pleas Judge Vincent A. Culotta ruled July 6.
Finding Dawn Pierce a mentally ill person subject to court order, Culotta
to be committed at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare center in Northfield until further notice.
There are ongoing symptoms present causing concern, said Culotta
previously declared Pierce not guilty by reason of insanity on two counts of murder after a nonjury trial.
This court will still be in control of Ms. Pierces circumstances, Culotta