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.