Judge does not accept Amber Pasztor’s guilty plea, moves trial to March

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Justice will continue to wait for the two children that Amber Pasztor has admitted to killing.

Despite her insistence that she’s guilty in a letter sent to the judge, Judge Terry Shewmaker still isn’t convinced she is mentally capable of making such a plea, according to the Elkhart Truth’s Ben Quiggle.

Instead, Judge Shewmaker set a new trial date of March 20, with a status hearing set for Feb. 23. Pasztor herself did not appear in court.

In the letter, she asked the judge for a sentence of life in prison with no parole, saying she refuses to have another psychological evaluation and wants to “accept (the) consequences.”

Pasztor is accused of kidnapping Liliana Hernandez and Rene Pasztor, driving them to Elkhart, and smothering them with her bare hands.

She’s also connected to the shooting death of 66-year-old Frank Macomber of Fort Wayne, whose car she then allegedly stole prior to kidnapping the children. Pasztor has yet to be charged in that case.

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