WARNING: SHOCKING VIDEO
Stillwater, Oklahoma was the grisly scene of a an accident Saturday that took the lives of 4 people â€“ including one toddler â€“ and injuring at least 46 others, 5 of them critically.
25-year-old Adacia Chambers was at the wheel of her Hyundai Elantra and careened into a police motorcycle at high speed before continuing into the crowd during Oklahoma State Universityâ€™s homecoming parade.
Chaos ensued as people and objects went flying and people tried to get away.
The quickly unfolding story had Ms. Chambers drunk, according to initial police reports, then possibly diabetic or hypoglycemic as well â€“ and now, according to her attorney, quite possibly mentally ill.
That attorney, Tony Coleman, has worked with many mentally ill offenders and told the press that he walked away from his lengthy meeting with his client with â€˜deep concernsâ€™.
â€œI have deep concerns about her competency at this point. Iâ€™m not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but I can tell you sheâ€™s suffering from mental illness,â€ he told The Oklahoman newspaper.
The young woman now faces four life sentences if convicted, according to Payne County District Attorney Laura Thomas.
â€œThe evidence suggests this was an intentional act, not an accident,’ she said.
Prosecutors also said that Ms. Chambers is a direct threat to the community, saying that she committed ‘an act of depraved murder’ and that she drove into that crowd ‘purposely’.
Sheâ€™s been charged with four counts of second-degree murder, but prosecutors say that one of those injured is still â€˜in a fragile stateâ€™ and could lead to more charges.
She hasnâ€™t entered a plea yet because prosecutors say they need more time to interview dozens of witnesses to the incident.
The judge on set her bond at $1 million and requested a psychiatric evaluation on Monday.
Another hearing was then set for November 13th.