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    PA - Daniel, 6, & Luke Schlemmer, 3, drowned in bathtub, McCandless, 1 April 2014

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/mccand...rowning/nfPw9/


    Police said a mother confessed to drowning one of her children and trying to drown another in McCandless Township on Tuesday.

    Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 40, is facing homicide, attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other charges.

    Paramedics were called to a home on Saratoga Drive around 9:40 a.m. for a drowning.

    Police said two children, ages 3 and 6, were found unresponsive in a bathtub.




    So tragic. News reports say she was hearing voices telling her to do it and that she felt she could be a better mother to her 10 year-old son if the other two weren't around.

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    A source told Pittsburgh's Action News 4 that Schlemmer was previously investigated by the Northern Regional Police Department for attempting to back over one of her children, but she was never charged.

    In 2009, she was found guilty of leaving a child unattended in her vehicle.

    Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/kids-found-...#ixzz2xgnsJwNq

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    PA - Pittsburgh woman charged drowning son

    A Pittsburgh-area woman held without bail has been charged with drowning her 3-year-old son. Doctors say his brother, 6, shows no brain activity.

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/...#ixzz2xrSB0fW7

    another article at WPXI.com/news
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    Drown her too! Water Board her for a little while first.

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    oh no KDKA TV just announced the 6 year old son has died now.............R.I.P. little ones.
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by passionflower View Post
    oh no KDKA TV just announced the 6 year old son has died now.............R.I.P. little ones.
    My heart aches for the family. So tragic.

    I'm interested in hearing the results of the psych evaluation that the mom had. The fact that she labeled the supposed voices as "crazy" makes think that she wasn't hearing voices at all. If she was able to identify them as "crazy", why did she do it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigh Sister View Post
    A source told Pittsburgh's Action News 4 that Schlemmer was previously investigated by the Northern Regional Police Department for attempting to back over one of her children, but she was never charged.

    In 2009, she was found guilty of leaving a child unattended in her vehicle.

    Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/kids-found-...#ixzz2xgnsJwNq
    So am I to believe that her husband, or other family members had no idea that she was this disturbed?
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

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    That was a great article, gracielee. Thank you.

    Such beautiful boys. I feel so sorry for the oldest. He will forever feel like this was somehow his fault because of her statement 'she could be a better mom to her older son if the other two weren't around'
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejac View Post
    That was a great article, gracielee. Thank you.

    Such beautiful boys. I feel so sorry for the oldest. He will forever feel like this was somehow his fault because of her statement 'she could be a better mom to her older son if the other two weren't around'

    I wish someone who actually knew this family would make a statement as to how they interacted as a *family*. Was it obvious the mother treated the boys differently? Did mom act crazy in other ways? Did mom act *different*? It was obvious to me, early on, Andrea Yates had huge problems. Her one friend especially said she had warned Randy Yates that Andrea needed to be in hospital. She'd had numerous in hospital stays in the past. This woman, it would appear, attempted to rid herself of these little boys twice in the past. Once leaving a toddler in a hot car, and the second time backing over both of them in her parents driveway.


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    PA - Laurel Schlemmer, Drowning of 2 Sons, Allegheny County, 1 Apr 2014

    Laurel Michelle Schlemmer - W/F/41 - Drowning of Daniel, 6, & Luke, 3

    Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Day 298

    Thu., Jan 22nd: WHP-TV: http://www.local21news.com/template/...l#.VMI5qmd0yHp

    Your One-Click Source* Of Lower Court:


    ChargeS --- No Bail --- Pre-Trial Confinement --- MotionS ---

    Scheduled Court DateS --- Advancement to Upper Court


    *Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet*:

    *https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0003257-2014*

    18 2501 A (H1) :: Criminal Homicide

    18 901 A (F1) :: Criminal Attempt - Criminal Homicide
    18 2702 A1 (F1) :: Aggravated Assault
    18 4304 A1 (F3) :: Endangering Welfare of Children :: [Two Counts]

    18 2705 (M2) :: Recklessly Endangering Another Person
    18 4910 1 (M2) :: Tamper With / Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Historically, Most PA Charges Like These Are Closed-Out in Lower, Magisterial District Court,
    then Advanced, with a New Docket Number, to Upper Courts of Common Pleas.

    { A when-issued Upper Court Docket Number should resemble: CP-02-CR-0000____-2015 }

    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail, since 4/2/14.
    Last edited by Richrd; 01-23-2015 at 09:08 AM.

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    Currently Awaiting Trial - Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for July 10, 2015

    Laurel Schlemmer, Drowning of 2 Sons, Allegheny County, 1 Apr 2014

    Laurel Michelle Schlemmer - W/F/41 - Drowning of Daniel, 6, & Luke, 3

    Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Day 453

    Your One-Click Source* Of Lower Court:

    All ChargeS --- No Bail --- Pre-Trial Confinement --- MotionS ---

    Scheduled Court DateS --- Advancement to Upper Court


    *Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet*:

    * https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0003257-2014

    18 2501 A (H1) :: Criminal Homicide

    18 901 A (F1) :: Criminal Attempt - Criminal Homicide

    18 2702 A1 (F1) :: Aggravated Assault

    18 4304 A1 (F3) :: Endangering Welfare of Children :: [Two Counts]

    18 2705 (M2) :: Recklessly Endangering Another Person

    18 4910 1 (M2) :: Tamper With / Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Historically, Most PA Charges Like These Are Closed-Out in Lower, Magisterial District Court,
    then Advanced, with a New Docket Number, to Upper Courts of Common Pleas.

    { A when-issued Upper Court Docket Number should resemble: CP-02-CR-0000____-2015 }

    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    Pre-Trial Confinement Without Bail, since 4/2/14.


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    Case Advanced to Upper Court of Common Pleas

    Laurel Schlemmer, Drowning of 2 Sons, Allegheny County, 1 Apr 2014

    Laurel Michelle Schlemmer - W/F/41
    Drowning of Daniel, 6, & Luke, 3


    Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0008490-2015

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    July 2015 - finally found competent. Preliminary hearing.

    The preliminary hearing had been rescheduled seven times since April 2014 after a county jail psychiatrist, Dr. Christine Martone, testified that Schlemmer was psychotic, depressed, suicidal and not mentally able to assist her defense attorney.

    But Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Manning on Monday ruled Schlemmer was competent after a new report by Martone seconded more recent findings by a doctor at the mental facility where Schlemmer has been held.
    http://m.wtae.com/news/mccandless-mo...trial/34018418

    November 2015:

    A plea agreement is in the works for a woman awaiting trial on charges she drowned her two young sons in a bathtub last year, her attorney and a prosecutor said Monday...

    Defense attorney Michael Machen told Judge Jeffrey Manning that he's awaiting a psychiatric report and expects to receive it by mid- or late December....
    http://m.wtae.com/news/deal-in-works...-sons/36617098

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    July 2016:

    Mom accused of drowning sons must be forcibly medicated, judge says

    http://www.wtae.com/article/mom-accu...e-says/7481172

    A judge wants a Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning her two young sons in a bathtub to be forcibly medicated at a state hospital for 60 days.

    Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning has ruled Schlemmer mentally incompetent to stand trial because Dr. Christine Martone says Schlemmer continues to suffer from delusions, can't cooperate with her defense attorney and is refusing psychotropic medications.

    Manning says that once Schlemmer is properly medicated and competent she's to be returned for trial immediately.

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