The Associated Press reports that a woman has been found incompetent for trial in the deaths of two children in Colorado. In Grand Junction, five people were charged in the deaths and Ika Eden, of Jamaica, was found incompetent to stand trial and hers has been postponed indefinitely.
Eden was trying to serve as her own attorney at a hearing and was found incompetent to do so. She is 54 years old.
She has also used the names Carol Johnson and Carol Sutherland, and pleaded not guilty to child abuse resulting in the deaths of 10-year-old and 8-year-old sisters. The girls’ bodies were found in September 2017, decomposing in a car on a farm.
The group charged with the deaths of the girls was led by Madani Ceus of Haiti, who is believed to have ordered the others to keep the girls in the car without food or water while they waited for the apocalypse.
Eden is accused of not doing anything to help the girls. Ceus and Nashika Bramble, the girls’ mother, both entered not guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree murder.
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