Amber Pasztor found competent, pleads guilty to murdering her kids

Amber Pasztor, 29, the Fort Wayne mom accused of kidnapping and smothering her two young kids, has been found competent to stand trial. She also pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the deaths of her two children.

Pasztor underwent mental competency exams to determine if she was mentally competent to stand trial. Her defense wanted to claim she had a “mental disease or defect” when she killed her two children. However, Pasztor admitted to kidnapping Liliana Hernandez and Rene Pasztor, driving them to Elkhart, and smothering them with her bare hands.

Her sentence will be passed down on June 29. She faces up to 130 years in prison, according to the Elkhart Truth.

Pasztor also is accused of killing 66-year-old Frank Macomber, her former neighbor and the owner of the car she was driving, but no criminal charges have been filed in that case.