Indiana woman faces 130 years in killing of her 2 children

AP News
Posted: Jun 29, 2017 1:06 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman who admitted to fatally smothering her two children faces 130 years in prison for those killings.

Thirty-year-old Amber Pasztor of Fort Wayne was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Elkhart County for the deaths of 7-year-old Lilliana Hernandez and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor.

She pleaded guilty but mentally ill to two murder counts in a plea agreement calling for a 130-year sentence.

Pasztor abducted her children Sept. 26 from their custodial grandparents' home, prompting an Amber Alert. Their bodies were found the same day inside a stolen car parked behind the Elkhart Police Department, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Fort Wayne.

Pasztor is also charged in the September shooting death of a former neighbor, 66-year-old Frank Macomber. Her children's bodies were found inside his stolen car.