Mental evaluation ordered in child torture case

Date: 2009-09-02

A Clarksville woman charged with torturing two of her adopted children will undergo a mental evaluation to determine her competency.

Windie Perry is charged with eight counts of child rape, four counts of aggravated rape, 20 counts of especially aggravated kidnapping and 46 counts of aggravated child abuse and neglect and six counts of child abuse and neglect.

Perry's husband Earnest Perry and adopted daughter Elizabeth Perry also face several charges on child abuse and torture accusations.

Windie Perry's attorney Frank J. Runyon III filed a motion for a mental evaluation, and Gasaway granted the motion.

Windie, Earnest and Elizabeth Perry are scheduled for trial March 22, 2010.

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