Woman Accused of Killing Kids Competent to Stand Trial

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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.