Judge delays mother's trial

November 10, 2010

A Marion County judge has delayed the trial of a mother who locked her children in a closet, resulting in their deaths. Ebyan Farah was ordered to seek mental health treatment after two doctors determined she is not stable enough to help her lawyers with her defense. The trial was to have started Nov. 29. The Somali immigrant is charged in the Sept. 19 deaths of her daughter Zakariya, 3, and son Zuhur, 5, who were locked in a bedroom closet for more than 10 hours with three other siblings.