Mom accused of putting kids in freezer will be evaluated for competency

The Detroit mother accused of killing her two kids and then putting them in a freezer has pleaded not guilty.

35-year-old Mitchelle Blair has been ordered to be held without bond pending competency evaluations.

Prosecutors charged Blair with felony murder, premeditated murder, torture and child abuse.

Court officers arrived at her apartment March 24 to evict her.

That's when they found the frozen bodies of her 13 and 9 year olds.

"There are times when she can communicate in a very effective manner and there are times where she can't," said attorney Wyatt Harris. "I have not asked her to (express regret) and so she has not in terms of what I've asked her to do."

Investigators believe the eldest died in August 2012 and the youngest died the following May.

The mom is due back in court June 19.

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