Mental Competency Evaluation For California Woman Accused Of Trying To Kill Pullman Man

The 29 year old California woman accused of trying to kill a Pullman man will be evaluated to determine is she is mentally competent to stand trial.

Tiffany Dennison was ordered to undergo an mental competency evaluation Friday in Whitman County Superior Court.  Court Commissioner Doug Robinson approved the request from both the defense and the prosecution.

Dennison is charged with two counts of 2nd degree attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man while he slept inside his College Hill apartment.  She reportedly attacked the man twice with a large kitchen knife during the incident on August 6th.  The man was critically injured.  Dennison is also charged with felony assault for allegedly cutting the man’s girlfriend while she tried to stop the attack.

Dennison recently met the female victim and had been staying at their apartment.  Her last known address is in California but she has been living in Pullman with her sister.

Dennison’s arraignment which was set for Friday morning has been postponed until after a mental competency evaluation is complete.