Not guilty plea entered for Indiana woman in 2 kids' deaths

A northern Indiana judge has entered a not guilty plea for a woman accused of asphyxiating her two young children.

Amber Pasztor is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of her 7-year-old daughter, Liliana Hernandez, and 6-year-old son, Rene Pasztor.

An Elkhart Circuit Court judge entered the plea on her behalf Monday.

The Elkhart Truth reports ( ) that the judge appointed a public defender for the 29-year-old woman from Fort Wayne and set her trial for Jan. 23, 2017. She remains jailed without bond.

The bodies of Pasztor's son and daughter were found in a car Sept. 26, hours after authorities issued an Amber Alert following their abduction from their custodial grandparents' home.

Police say in an affidavit that Pasztor confessed to smothering the children.


Information from: The Elkhart Truth,