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Woman whose car went into Kansas River to get mental check

Posted: 3:58 PM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 20:58:17Z

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman charged with intentionally driving into the Kansas River, killing one of her children and injuring another, will undergo a mental evaluation.

An attorney for 26-year-old Scharron Dingledine, of Columbia, Missouri, said during a brief court hearing Tuesday that she wants an evaluation of Dingledine's competency.

Dingledine is charged with first-degree murder after her car went into the river near Lawrence on Friday. She and her 1-year-old son survived but the body of her 5-year-old daughter, Amiyah Bradley, was pulled from the river on Saturday. Dingledine is also charged with attempted first-degree murder for injuring her son, who remains in intensive care.

The Lawrence Journal-World  reports  Dingledine's next hearing was scheduled for Aug. 28 to allow time for an evaluation.

Dingledine is being held on a $1 million bond.