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Judge: Mother who shot son must undergo mental health evaluation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 16-year-old boy remained at Broward Health Medical Center on Wednesday after officers accused his mother of shooting him and a man in Fort Lauderdale.

Gwendolyn Whitfield-Dorsey appeared in front of Broward Circuit Court Judge Tabitha Blackmon during a virtual hearing to face two counts of attempt premeditated murder.

During the hearing, a defense attorney said the 32-year-old mother worked at Publix.

Blackmon ordered Whitfield-Dorsey to undergo a mental health evaluation and to avoid all contact with her son and the man who was injured.

Officers arrested Whitfield-Dorsey on Tuesday near the intersection of Southwest 29th Avenue and Southwest 13th Court in the River Run neighborhood.


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