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Fort Wayne mom accused of killing her two kids was in court today

In three months the Fort Wayne mother who admitted to killing her own children is expected to start her trial. Today the defense requested Amber Pasztor undergo a competency exam. 

While that request makes its way through the system the prosecution is laying out its case and officially told Pasztor the sentence they are seeking if she is found guilty.

Life without parole is what the Elkhart County Prosecutor's office is going after if Pasztor is found guilty.
This enhanced sentence is possible in Pasztor’s case because both victims, Pasztor’s children, were younger than 12 years old. 

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Vicki Becker says the amended sentence speaks to the severity of this crime. 

Liliana Hernandez was just seven-years-old and her brother Rene Pasztor only six when they were found dead.
Originally, the Prosecutor’s Office was considering the death penalty in this case. 

“After further consideration we determined the life without parole is the proper sanction that we wish to seek in this case and it is appropriate,” says Becker.

The trial is scheduled for January 23rd. There is no date set for the competency test but those results could take 60 to 90 days. Depending on the results, the trial date could be delayed.

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