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NEWORLEANS- Amother 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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