The woman accused of shooting her three-year-old son and drowning her four-year-old daughter has been found competent to stand trial.
Chelsea Thornton will not have to stay in the Orleans Parish Prison before the trial.
A criminal court judge said Thorton has a well documented case of mental illness.
She’s been undergoing treatment for the last four months.
The judge will allow Thorton to remain in a mental hospital instead of the prison because the it can’t provide the necessary care.