The Leawood landlord who’s been the focus of a Call for Action investigation was found incompetent to stand trial.
Former section 8 landlord Edy Hinton appeared in a Johnson County courtroom in a wheel chair and spitting into a surgical mask.
OLATHE, Kan. - The Leawood landlord who's been the focus of a Call for Action investigation learned her fate Thursday.
Last summer, Edy Hinton Ikenokwalu
was banned by the Housing Authority of Kansas City from renting to Section 8 tenants after she overcharged one of her renters.
Following a Call for Action investigation, the Johnson County District Attorney's office re-filed criminal charges against her for a 2011 incident at a JC Penny's.
Hinton recently underwent two mental health evaluations. One determined she was competent to stand trial, the other found her not competent.
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Prosecutors agreed with the incompetent evaluation, on the condition that Hinton would be sent to a state mental hospital for treatment.
The judge ordered her to Larned State Hospital. She is out on bond until bed space becomes available at the facility.