A Las Vegas mother accused of throwing two of her children out of a second-story window was found competent to stand trial Friday.
Luz Robledo Ibarra faces charges of attempted murder and child abuse with substantial bodily harm.
Authorities said the 34-year-old woman, who is being held without bail, jumped out of the window after tossing her 2-year-old daughter and 6-month old son on June 12.
Her attorney, Benson Lee, said he wants to evaluate doctors’ reports, and District Judge Linda Bell ordered Ibarra back in court next week.
Lee has said relatives reported Ibarra had “tremendous change” after the birth of her youngest child. He wanted to explore the possibility of postpartum depression. She also has a 13-year-old son.
Family members who appeared in court Friday declined to comment.
Ibarra refused psychiatric treatment and stopped taking prescribed antidepressants before the attempted murder-suicide, according to a Las Vegas police arrest report.
Ibarra told police she never thought about hurting herself or her children in the past, but she received treatment for insomnia, anxiety and being “overwhelmed with responsibilities” in March and April, the report said.
While hospitalized at University Medical Center, Ibarra told police she heard voices that told her to throw the children and herself out the window.
Ibarra’s 2-year-old girl suffered multiple facial fractures and cuts and exhibited an altered mental state from a concussion.
Her 6-month-old son was pulled from a crib and thrown out the window, the police report said. He suffered a depressed skull fracture, bleeding on the brain and two fractures in his lower legs.
The children have since been released from the hospital.
Ibarra suffered a broken pelvis.
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