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Mother accused of killing young children appears for competency hearing

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Chelsea Thornton (Source: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office) Chelsea Thornton (Source: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) -

A competency hearing is underway for a New Orleans mother accused of killing her two young children.

Investigators said Chelsea Thornton, 23, confessed to killing her 3-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter last month.

Authorities said it happened at the family's apartment.

Family members said Thornton has a long history of mental illness and had stopped taking her medicine.

The hearing was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

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