29-year-old Shanynthia Gardner appeared on Tuesday in Shelby County Court before General Sessions Judge Loyce Lambert Ryan. Gardner’s apparence was entered from the Shelby County jail on closed-circuit television. Gardner is represented attorney Craig Morton. Deputy District Attorney General Jennifer Nichols is representing the state of Tennessee with Eric Christensen. Gardner refused to respond to Judge Ryan’s questions.
Judge Ryan set Gardner’s next court date for July 11 and ordered Gardner turned over the Memphis Mental Health Institute for evaluation, likely as to whether she is competent to be tried.