Woman accused in Hitterdal murder found mentally fit to continue her case

A Clay County judge deemed 35-year-old Kayla Wescott to be mentally fit to assist her own defense at a court hearing early Friday morning.

Wescott is accused of killing a North Dakota man last June at the farmstead of her then boyfriend, Jason Jensen.

The remains of Troy Yarbrough were later found in trash bags after court documents say he was burned and buried at the Hitterdal farmstead.

Officials charged both Jensen and Wescott with a felony count of second-degree aiding and abetting a murder with intent.

Jensen is currently serving over 38 years in prison after pleading guilty to his charge earlier this week.

Westcott’s will be in court again on July 11 at 3 p.m.