Woman accused of drugging her children found competent to stand trial

Posted at 11:21 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 12:21:52-04

OLATHE, Kan. — A woman who is accused of drugging her children has been found competent to stand trial. 

Therese Roever faces three counts of attempted capital murder. 

According to court records, an order for a competency evaluation was filed in March. In April, the court found Roever competent to stand trial. 

She’s accused of giving a non-prescribed medication to her three children, all under the age of 10.

Court documents say on Feb. 19, Roever’s ex-husband came to pick up the kids and found Roever “drugged and groggy.”

First responders found the couple’s 7-year-old daughter on a bed not responding. Their 5-year-old initially got up from the bed but then stumbled to the ground. A third child, 7, was found in the bathroom crying. 

While the kids were en-route to the hospital, paramedics used Narcan – a drug commonly used to reduce the symptoms of opioid overdose – on two of the kids.

Doctors told investigators had police not arrived when they did, two of the children would have died.