Mother accused of killing her two young children indicted on murder charges

Print
Email
|

wwltv.com

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 1 at 12:22 AM

WWLTV.com
Email: webteam@wwltv.com | Twitter: @WWLTV

NEW ORLEANS -- The Gert Town mother arrested in the killing of her two young children was indicted Thursday on two counts of first-degree murder.

Chelsea Thornton was taken into custody in October. She allegedly confessed to fatally shooting her 3-year-old son and then drowning her 4-year-old daughter.

Thornton has a history of mental illness and has been undergoing a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation.

Her arraignment has not yet been scheduled, but she is expected to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Print
Email
|