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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for an Indiana woman accused of smothering her two children after abducting them is seeking a competency evaluation for her.

Amber Pasztor's public defender filed a motion Monday seeking the evaluation. The 29-year-old Fort Wayne woman faces two murder counts in the Sept. 26 killings of 7-year-old Liliana Hernandez and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor.

The abduction of the children from their custodial grandparents' home that morning led authorities to issue an Amber Alert.

Pasztor said in a jailhouse interview with WANE-TV last week that she decided to kill her children after hearing of the Amber Alert. She also admitted fatally shooting 65-year-old neighbor Frank Macomber. She has not been charged in Macomber's death.

The state plans to seek a life sentence without parole for Pasztor if she's convicted.

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