Amber Pasztor pleads guilty to killing her children

NOW: Amber Pasztor pleads guilty to killing her children

The woman who kidnapped her children in September 2016, smothered them, then went to the Elkhart Police Department pleaded guilty to their murders in court Thursday morning.

During the hearing, the judge ruled Pasztor competent to stand trial.

After the determination was made she entered a guilty plea in the deaths of both of her children, Lilliana Hernandez and Rene Pasztor. She pleaded guilty but mentally ill.

Sentencing will be June 29. She could face up to 65 years in prison on each count.

6:21 a.m. Last time Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6 were seen. 11:00 a.m. (approximately) Liliana and Rene were reported missing and possibly abducted from their Fort Wayne home at 7036 US33. 12:30 p.m. (approximately) An AMBER Alert is issued for the two children and their non-custodial mother, Amber Pasztor, 29. The alert includes a description of her vehicle, a tan Mercury Mystique. Police also want to speak with 66-year-old Frank Macomber 5:25 p.m. An Elkhart Police officer is flagged down by the driver of a tan Mercury, later identified as Amber Pasztor Pasztor told officers her kids were deceased in the back seat. The children and the car matched the children in the AMBER Alert issued earlier in the day. 7 p.m. (approximately) The AMBER Alert is canceled because the children were found. The two children deceased in the back seat were identified as Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6. 11:30 p.m. (approximately) The Elkhart Police Department announced Amber Pasztor was arrested on two counts of murder. Overnight - A man's body was found in Fort Wayne, half a mile from the children's home. The body was identified as Frank Macomber. Prosecutors say they believe Macomber was shot and killed before Liliana and Rene were abducted. Macomber's death was ruled a homicide. Crime scene tape is surrounding Frank Macomber's home. (Photo taken approximately 12:45 p.m.) Neighbors said Amber lived in this trailer until she was evicted 9/30 - The Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office says Pasztor is a suspect in Frank Macomber's death 9/30 - Amber Pasztor is officially charged with two counts of murder.

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