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Pasztor’s attorneys planning for insanity defense

(Photo Supplied/ Elkhart Police Department)

ELKHART, Ind. (WOWO): A 29-year-old Fort Wayne woman on trial for murdering her two children will try to have a court rule her insane.

Our partners in news at 21Alive report that the public defenders assigned to Amber Pasztor have filed a notice that they’re seeking the insanity defense.

Pasztor admitted to Elkhart police she kidnapped 7-year-old Liliana Hernandez and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor on September 26th from their grandparent’s home, drove them to Elkhart, and smothered them.

She also reportedly admitted to murdering Frank Macomber, her neighbor, and stealing his car before kidnapping the children. She has not yet been formally charged in his death.

The Elkhart County Prosecutor is seeking a sentence of life without parole for Pasztor.


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