Third psych test ordered for Pasztor

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – An Elkhart County judge has ordered a third competency evaluation for the Fort Wayne woman accused of killing her two children in September.

This photo released by the Elkhart, Ind., Police Department shows Amber Pasztor. Pasztor, was arrested on two counts of murder Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in the deaths of seven-year-old Liliana Hernandez and six-year-old Rene Pasztor, who were the…

In a hearing inside Elkhart Superior Court on Thursday, a judge ordered Amber Pasztor undergo further psychiatric testing. The test will be the third such evaluation of Pasztor’s competency before she can stand trial for killing her two children after reportedly abducting them from their grandparents home along U.S. 33 in Allen County on Sept. 26.

Pasztor admitted to the killings – and the killing of her neighbor, 65-year-old Frank Macomber – in an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 15 from jail in October.

There has been another recent development in the case. Pasztor’s attorney filed a motion to seal public records. Prosecutors said they support the motion. It’s in response to hundreds of documents released to the media from the juvenile court. The judge granted a temporary seal, meaning the case has been removed from all public records sites.

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