Authorities: Car in River Murder Case Stolen in Missouri
Law enforcement officials say a car that was driven into the Kansas River, killing one child, was stolen from a central Missouri town.
Monroe County Sheriff's Sgt. Tony Coleman says the vehicle was stolen Friday from a rural home in Madison shortly before it was driven into the river near Lawrence.
Authorities allege 26-year-old Scharron Dingledine of Columbia intentionally drove the car into the river.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Coleman says a car that didn't belong to Dingledine was left at the Madison home where the other vehicle was stolen.
Madison is about 43 miles (69.2 kilometers) north of Columbia.
An attorney for Dingledine said during a brief court hearing Tuesday that she wants an evaluation of Dingledine's competency.
Dingledine is charged with first-degree murder after her car went into the river near Lawrence on Friday. She and her 1-year-old son survived but the body of her 5-year-old daughter, Amiyah Bradley, was pulled from the river on Saturday. Dingledine is also charged with attempted first-degree murder for injuring her son, who remains in intensive care.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Dingledine's next hearing was scheduled for Aug. 28 to allow time for an evaluation.
Dingledine is being held on $1 million bond.