A Calcasieu Parish judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a Lake Charles woman charged with second-degree murder of her husband.
Judge Clayton Davis stopped a motions hearing Friday and said nothing more would be heard until the examination of 52-year-old Darlene Sias was completed.
Darlene Sias was arrested on Dec. 22.
Authorities say Sias reported her husband's death at about 7 a.m. on Dec. 21. Deputies found Joseph Sias dead in their home.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office officials say the killing likely stemmed from a domestic dispute.