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Mom accused of throwing kids out window sees judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas judge expressed concern Monday about the mental state of a 34-year-old mother accused of trying to kill her two children by throwing them out a second-story window, and gave her lawyer and prosecutors time to review medical records before an Aug. 27 preliminary hearing.

Luz Robledo Ibarra sat in a wheelchair wearing blue jail clothing during her initial court appearance. She faces two attempted murder charges and two counts of felony child abuse causing substantial bodily harm charges in the early June 12 incident at a northeast Las Vegas home.

Each charge carries a possible sentence of two to 20 years in state prison, and Robledo Ibarra could face deportation if she is convicted.

Robledo Ibarra was born in Mexico and raised in Southern California, and she moved to Las Vegas about five years ago. She isn't a U.S. citizen but is married to one, her lawyer said.

Robledo Ibarra said through a Spanish language interpreter that she understood the court proceedings. She wasn't asked to enter a plea.

Robledo Ibarra's attorney, Benson Lee, said he'll file a written request to free Robledo Ibarra on bail from the Clark County jail.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Bill Kephart said he anticipated that Robledo Ibarra would get a mental evaluation.

"I'm concerned about the nature of the offenses and possible mental issues," the judge said.

Robledo Ibarra suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries after authorities say she dove out the same window from which she threw her children - a daughter age 1½ and a 7-month-old son.

The children initially were treated for severe injuries, police said. They have since been released from the hospital and are being cared for by their father, Lee and prosecutor Lisa Luzaich said.

Robledo Ibarra, who also has a 13-year-old son, had "ongoing medical issues," Lee said. He declined to provide details.

Robledo Ibarra's sister watched the court proceedings but declined to comment or provide her name.

Outside court, Lee said Robledo Ibarra's family reported she might have experienced severe postpartum depression after her son was born in November.

Police said after Robledo Ibarra's arrest that she told investigators she felt depressed, had trouble sleeping and heard voices telling her to throw the children and herself out the window.

However, she also denied having thoughts of hurting herself or her children.

A doctor told police that he prescribed the antidepressant Zoloft after Robledo Ibarra complained in March and April of insomnia, anxiety, headaches and neck and back pain.

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yamel86 June 30 2014 at 4:48 PM

34 years old, grew up in Southern California and still cannot speak English! And, I don't think she is unique.

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LorinThePhotographer yamel86 June 30 2014 at 5:46 PM

Makes me want to VOMIT

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d1anaw yamel86 July 01 2014 at 1:20 AM

She likely can. She chooses not to.

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Jim Becker June 30 2014 at 5:38 PM

And is the American Taxpayer footing all those medical bills or are the doctors and nurses time and all meds free of charge? Send her ass back to Mexico!

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christine June 30 2014 at 4:54 PM

Send her rear end back to Mexico!

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Iselin007 christine June 30 2014 at 8:49 PM

The medical people are probaly billing somebody for this. If they can't collect their fee they'll turn her loose faster than she hit the ground jumping from the window.

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Jeri-Anne Iselin007 July 01 2014 at 12:29 AM

Ahh, to be so naive.

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hensteeth christine July 01 2014 at 9:21 AM

I think it best if the rest of her accompanies her butt. Would look odd otherwise.

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thomashollman19 hensteeth July 01 2014 at 9:55 AM

========================SHOW BUTT==================================

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n8sgrt June 30 2014 at 5:24 PM

Its not her fault. SHE is the victim here. It's a woman's Right to have children. So we have NO say here. If she used a gun, it would have been the NRA's fault. But she didn't. So we have no one to blame. Liberal logic is that no individual is to blame.

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dreamweaver5580 June 30 2014 at 4:38 PM

Another good reason to keep the Mexicans in Mexico.

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prnyl June 30 2014 at 4:35 PM

Another victim of the system??? At least the kids knew where the father was let alone who he was- Put her away for life or better yet send her back home so she cannot vote Democratic next election

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bigred8690 June 30 2014 at 4:32 PM

If her kids had died, she could've easily replaced them with a couple of the 52,000 illegal kids from Central America.

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bauclan4 bigred8690 June 30 2014 at 10:51 PM

now that was funny!!!

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hensteeth bigred8690 July 01 2014 at 9:25 AM

Just make sure they know how to bounce.

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chuck June 30 2014 at 5:56 PM

after she serves her jail time send her back to mexico so she can screw up their laws too.

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jewel June 30 2014 at 5:17 PM

SHE NEEDS THE SAME THING DONE TO HER AS WELL.OOOOO NO obama say we can not do that . weeee need to help herrrrr..p.s she did not know what she was doing.thats what she would say..

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cincyburb01 June 30 2014 at 9:52 PM

Americans, stop marrying these Mexicans. Send them back home where they came from. They are lowering the standard of living here.

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