STOCKTON — A court hearing to consider the mental competency of Princess Canez-Walker, who steadfastly refuses to cooperate with authorities regarding the whereabouts of her two youngest children, has been continued to next week because a doctor’s report has not been filed with the court.
Canez-Walker, 32, has been in San Joaquin County Jail since Jan. 9 charged with suspicion of felony child endangerment. At the time of her arrest, she was living in “deplorable and dangerous” conditions in an overstuffed Suzuki sport utility vehicle with three of her eight children and her co-defendant, Aaron Ivan Weddles, 41, also charged with suspicion of child endangerment.
At a Superior Court hearing two weeks ago, it was reported that a doctor found Canez-Walker incompetent to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against her. Prosecutor Elton Grau asked and was granted a request to have her examined by a second doctor. It is that second report that the court is waiting on.
Tuesday, Judge Richard Vlavianos continued Canez-Walker’s hearing for trial setting on her mental competency until 8:30 a.m. March 20 in Department 5C.
According to authorities, twins Ren and Setina Weddles, who will turn 2 years old April 7, have not been seen for months and their parents refuse to say anything about them.
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