Leawood landlord Edy Hinton found incompetent to stand trial, ordered to state mental hospital

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.

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