Scrivo getting second psychological exam

By: Kristyne E. Demske | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published May 14, 2014

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The question of competency for a woman accused of murdering her son and cutting up his body, then dumping the parts along a freeway in St. Clair County, is still being considered.

Donna K. Scrivo, 60, was in the 40th District Court May 6 after the Forensic Center found her competent to stand trial on charges of first degree premeditated murder in the death of her son, 32-year-old Ramsay Scrivo, as well as disinterment and mutilation of a body and removing a body without medical examiner’s permission.

But Scrivo’s attorney, Elias Muawad, of Bloomfield Hills, requested the matter be adjourned so that an independent examination of her competency and culpability could be conducted.

Scrivo is accused of cutting up and placing parts of her son’s body in garbage bags, then dumping them along the side of the road in the area of China and St. Clair townships in St. Clair County.

Macomb County Medical Examiner’s office said that Ramsay Scrivo died as a result of asphyxiation and ruled his death a homicide.

St. Clair Shores Police Sgt. Jay Cohoe said previously that they have video of Scrivo purchasing a Skilsaw she is alleged to have used to dismember her son’s body; the video was taken after Scrivo reported her son missing Jan. 27. The saw was found in one of the bags of body parts, according to a release from Macomb County Prosecutor Eric J. Smith.

He said that Scrivo is still in the Macomb County Jail and that it was not unusual for her attorney to have made that request.

She will be back in front of Judge Mark Fratarcangeli at 9 a.m. July 8.