Fort Wayne mother who suffocated children to undergo additional mental health exam
Amber Pasztor is serving a 130-year prison sentence after pleading guilty, but mentally ill, in the murder of her children.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A judge has approved a mental health examination for a woman charged with fatally shooting a Fort Wayne neighbor before she killed her two young children.
The attorney for 30-year-old Amber Pasztor requested the exam during a court hearing Monday on the murder charges she faces in the September 2016 death of 66-year-old Frank Macomber. Authorities say Pasztor fled in Macomber's car with her children, prompting an Amber Alert before they were found fatally suffocated in Elkhart.
Pasztor is serving a 130-year prison sentence after pleading guilty but mentally ill to murder in the deaths of 7-year-old Lilliana Hernandez and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor.
The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports defense lawyer Randall Hammond wants a mental health expert to also review previous exams of Pasztor before her Allen County trial.
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