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Mother’s Mental State In Question

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge is airing concerns about the mental state of a 34-year-old mother accused of trying to kill her two children by throwing them out a window.

Justice of the Peace Bill Kephart said in court Monday he’s concerned about the “nature of the offenses and possible mental issues” of Luz Robledo Ibarra. He gave attorneys time to review her medical records before an Aug. 27 preliminary hearing.

Luz Robledo Ibarra was in a wheelchair for her initial court appearance on child abuse and attempted murder charges. Her lawyer, Benson Lee, says he intends to file documents seeking her release on bail from the Clark County jail.

Robledo Ibarra suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries when she allegedly threw herself from the same window as her 1½-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son June 12.

Lee says Robledo Ibarra may have experienced postpartum depression.

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