FARMINGTON -- Public defenders for Sun Cha Warhola aren't yet certain that the Layton mother accused of killing her two children is mentally competent enough to face a trial.
Warhola, 44, of Layton, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder, which carry the possibility of the death penalty if she is convicted.
She appeared before 2nd District Judge David M. Connors with an interpreter by her side.
Warhola's public defender, Ed Brass, asked the court to reschedule her roll-call appearance to Nov. 18 at 1 p.m., and said "some additional discoveries" have prompted his team to seek a competency hearing for her.
Chief Deputy Davis County Attorney Bill McGuire said he's uncertain whether his office would seek the death penalty for Warhola.
"Obviously, one of the key elements in this is her mental health," McGuire said.
Warhola appeared in 2nd District Court last month smiling and waving to courtroom spectators.
She is accused of killing her two children, James, 8, and Jean, 7, on Sept. 8, in their Layton home.
According to court documents filed last month, the children had marks on their necks that were consistent with strangulation.
Kenneth Warhola, Sun Cha Warhola's husband and the children's father, was not in court Monday.
Kenneth Warhola found his children's bodies in his son's bedroom with their mother after he returned home from work, according to court documents.