Mother accused of killing her two young children ruled competent for trial

Mother accused of killing her two young children ruled competent for trial

Mother accused of killing her two young children ruled competent for trial

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Posted on April 4, 2013 at 5:16 PM

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NEW ORLEANS - A mother accused of killing her two young children was found competent to stand trial during a court appearance Thursday.

Chelsea Thornton faces two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting her 3-year-old son and then drowning her 4-year-old daughter.

Despite Thursday's ruling, Thornton's attorney, Lon Burns, was granted a request to keep his client at a mental hospital rather than being transferred to Orleans Parish Prison.

 


 

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