Tests ordered for Lake Charles woman held in husband's death

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.

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