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Olathe mom accused of trying to kill her 3 children found competent for trial

An Olathe mother has been found competent to stand trial on charges she tried to kill her three children with overdoses of medication.

An attorney for Therese Roever had requested a mental evaluation to determine if she was competent.

Based on the results of that evaluation, a Johnson County judge found Roever competent.

In order to be competent, a defendant must be able to understand the nature of court proceedings and assist in her own defense.

Roever, 37, was charged in Johnson County District Court with attempted capital murder after she and her three children ingested some type of prescription medication in February.

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Two of the three children would have died if they had not been found and rushed to a hospital, according to court documents.

She remains jailed with a bond of $1 million and is scheduled back in court on July 20.

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