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Woman accused of murdering her children in 2010 appears in Davis County courtroom

Posted at 1:04 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 15:13:26-05

FARMINGTON, Utah — A woman accused of strangling her two chilren to death at their Layton home made a court appearance Monday morning.

Sun Cha Warhola, 54, faces two counts of criminal homicide/aggravated murder in connection with the September 8, 2010 deaths of her 8-year-old son, James, and 7-year-old daughter, Jean Marie.

Warhola's appearance Monday was a pretrial conference that had originally been scheduled for February 3, but rescheduled to allow for her Korean translator to be in attendance.

Ken Warhola, the children's father, did not want to speak with FOX 13 on camera, but said he is still hoping for justice more than nine years after the deaths of his children.

Sun Cha Warhola has spent most of the time since her arrest at the state mental hospital. A judge found her competent to stand trial last year.

"There's significant mental health issues in this case and it's going to require preparation for expert witnesses and arranging their schedules," said Ed Brass, Sun Cha Warhola's attorney.

A trial date of January 25-29, 2021 has been set.

Watch FOX 13 for updates.