Woman charged with decapitating son and dog unfit to stand trial

Kansas City, Missouri: On Friday, May 27, 2022, 35-year-old Tasha Haefs was committed by Judge Sarah Castle thereby suspending the criminal case against her for the murder and decapitation of her 6-year-old son Karvell Stevens on February 16, 2022.


Haefs has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.


During a 911 call, Haefs said that "the devil was trying to attack her." She denied that she was mentally ill before hanging up the phone.


Following her arrest, she is said to have confessed to killing her son saying that she had killed him "in the bathtub" before "decapitating the victim."


Haefs was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation by May 20, 2022.


The results of that evaluation were presented to the court on May 25.


Based on the information provided Castle ruled that Haefs "lacks the mental fitness to proceed" and ordered that she be placed into the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health where she will be placed in "a suitable hospital facility for treatment."


Haefs will be reevaluated in six months to determine the likelihood of her attaining "mental fitness to proceed to trial in the foreseeable future."


According to court records, there is a motion hearing scheduled for June 9 at 1:30 pm.