Woman accused in deadly DUI wreck to undergo competency screening | New Orleans
A criminal district court judge has ordered a re-evaluation of the competency of a woman accused of killing three people -- one of them pregnant -- in a collision between two vehicles last Memorial Day weekend.
Judge Emile St. Pierre has directed a sanity commission to reconvene in the matter involving Jennifer Englade, appointing two doctors to "perform an examination on said defendant in order to determine her competency to proceed (with a trial)."
St. Pierre also set a court appearance for April 29, to follow the examination. His order notes that the Court has not received any reports regarding Englade's competency since early November.
Englade's mental state has been in question since she was arrested in connection with the deadly wreck .
Investigators believe Englade was legally drunk and at the wheel when her car veered off of Highway 61 and into the path of an oncoming 2001 Honda Civic. The cars collided at high speed.
Two people in the Honda died:Esther Centeno, 20, andRomishe Mejia-Fequier, 23.Centeno was pregnant, and both women had young children at home.
A passenger in Englade's 2006 Pontiac G6, Joshua Jones, was also killed.Englade and another person in the Honda suffered severe injuries.
The I-Team reportedshortly after the accident that Englade has been convicted on charges of impaired driving three times since the mid-1990s. The most recent DWI conviction came in 2012.
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