Death Penalty Dropped Against Gert Town Mom

Gavel striking sound block in a courtroom

Prosecutors are no longer seeking the death penalty for a Gert Town mother accused of killing her two young children.

Chelsea Thornton is still scheduled to stand trial in August for the deaths of the three and four-year-old children in 2012. Prosecutors say the 28-year-old has a history of mental illness.

Police say she described her actions as mercy killings.

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