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Lawyer: Insanity a defense in kids-out-window case
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense lawyer says he won't contest a finding that a Las Vegas woman accused of throwing her children out a window is competent to stand trial, but he's planning an insanity defense.

Attorney Benson Lee said Friday that 34-year-old Luz Robledo Ibarra was diagnosed with depression before the June incident. Authorities say she threw her 7-month-old son and 1 1/2-year-old daughter out the second-story window before jumping out herself.

Ibarra faces attempted murder and felony child abuse charges that could get her up to 80 years in state prison.

The children were hospitalized with critical injuries. Ibarra had a broken pelvis.

A doctor told police he prescribed an antidepressant for Ibarra after she complained of insomnia, anxiety, headaches and back pain.

Lee says the children are now living with their father.

 

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