PITTSBURGH (AP) – A plea agreement is being negotiated in the case of a Pennsylvania woman charged with drowning her two young sons in their bathtub.
Allegheny County prosecutors and Laurel Schlemmer’s attorney disclosed the plea negotiations to a judge at a status conference Monday.
Police say the 42-year-old McCandless woman told them she heard “crazy voices” before she held her 6-year-old son, Daniel, and his 3-year-old brother, Luke, under water in April 2014. Luke died that day and Daniel died a few days later.
Shortly after Schlemmer’s arrest, a psychiatrist found her mentally incompetent to stand trial. But after Schlemmer was treated at a state mental hospital, a judge in July determined she was competent.
The judge set another status conference for Dec. 15.
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