A woman accused of intentionally driving her car into a home in an attempt to kill her two children, who were sitting in the back seat, is competent to stand trial, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Monday.
The assistant state attorney Dennis Siegel and defense attorney Eric Schwartzreich said 46-year-old Jane Gonzalez was competent after she spent three months in a state mental hospital, the newspaper said. She appeared in court before Broward Circuit Judge Mark Speiser.
She was arrested in May after she allegedly rammed her Ford Mustang into a home in Coral Springs. She told her 7-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter to remove their seat belts before she stepped on the gas and drove into a house, the arrest report said.
Gonzalez's son suffered a small laceration on his upper lip and her daughter was left with a bruise on her chest after slamming into the front seat from the impact of the crash.
When officers arrived, Gonzalez hit the officer and tried to grab his gun from his holster, but he restrained her, authorities said.
She faces charges including: two counts of felony attempted murder, two counts of child abuse, and one count of battery on a law enforcement officer.
In June, she had been found incompetent to stand trial.
There will be a bond hearing on Nov. 7.
Both attorneys said they have almost agreed on the terms of her release, the newspaper reported.