Judge orders mental health evaluation in Boise wreck case

January 10, 2014 

Cheyenne Schroeder-Courtois

Fourth District Judge Melissa Moody said she wants additional information before sentencing Cheyenne Schroeder-Courtois for a Dec. 2, 2012, wreck that seriously injured her daughter.

Moody said she knew Schroeder-Courtois suffered from an anxiety disorder and from post traumatic stress disorder. The judge said the evaluation would help her decide what the appropriate sentence should be.

"I don't think it can do anything except help the court," defense attorney Brett Fox said in agreeing to the evaluation.

Moody asked Schroeder-Courtois to return to court March 21 for sentencing. She remains free on bond.

Schroeder-Courtois was driving east on Northview Street at a high rate of speed when her car left the road, struck a large landscaping rock, went through the St. Mark's School parking lot and rolled across Cole Road.

Her teenage daughter was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries, including damage to her head and three broken bones. The girl was in a coma for a time and spent nearly two months in the hospital.

Schroeder-Courtois had to be extricated from the car. She was treated and released that same night.

No one else was injured. School was not in session when the crash occurred.

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