Laurie Wallow, who is accused of murder in the death of her two children, received an order from a judge on Tuesday to be taken to a psychiatric institution.
In May, Vallow was declared mentally incapable of being tried for separately concealing charges she faces.
A state hearing to challenge the findings was scheduled for June 16th, but prosecutors withdrew the race on Friday, according to a commitment order.
Wallow will be committed to detaining the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “for care and treatment in an appropriate facility” for no more than 90 days, the order said.
Her mental condition will be assessed at the beginning of treatment and periodically throughout, according to the order. Progress reports will include whether she is fit to continue the case.
Vallow was assessed as competent in March, following an order from an Idaho judge last month to close the case. A psychologist made the assessment, which “found that at this time the defendant is not competent to continue and recommends rehabilitation treatment,” Judge Stephen Boyce wrote in the order.
Many people close to Vallow raised red flags for her strange beliefs and state of mind.
The latest decision could affect the murder case against her.
Valu and Dabel were charged last month with first-degree murder and other charges in the deaths of her children. Joshua “JJ” Wallow and Tiley Ryan were 7 and 16, respectively, when they were last seen in September 2019. Dabel was also charged with first-degree murder and insurance fraud in the deaths of his then-wife, Tammy Dable.
He pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder charges. He is due to appear in court again on June 23.