MONTEVIDEO, MN -
The mother who admitted to investigators that the remains found in Deuel County were her babies appeared in court Friday.
Kelly Jean Anderson, 34, is not charged with a crime but a hearing was scheduled Friday to decide whether officials can continue to hold her because she is suicidal.
Anderson has been held in a Willmar, Minnesota, hospital since threatening suicide in front of South Dakota investigators more than two weeks ago.
Minnesota authorities want Anderson to remain in a hospital because they believe she's a threat to herself and possibly others.
The civil mental illness commitment hearing was held in Montevideo, Minnesota, Friday to determine whether Anderson will remain institutionalized.
On August 13, when South Dakota investigators showed up at her Clarkfield, Minnesota, home to question her, Anderson admitted the remains found on her family's land in Deuel County in November were the babies she had given birth to in 2009 and 2011.
Court documents go on to say Anderson then pulled out a handgun from between the couch cushions and held it to her head while holding her nine-month-old baby in the other hand.
Investigators were able to wrestle the gun away from her but one round did fire into the ceiling.
Anderson was apprehended and has been on a mental health hold since August 13.
Because Friday's hearing had to do with Anderson's mental state, the judge closed the hearing to the public and the media and ordered that the final report remain confidential.
According to the filing prior to Friday's hearing, Anderson told a doctor that she has felt 'numb' for the past several years, and that she has had suicidal thoughts in the past 12 months. She added that she did plan to kill herself earlier this month when law enforcement showed up at her door and told the doctor that she feels like she has ‘lost everything.’
Documents say Anderson has been diagnosed with major depression and has told doctors she is willing to stay in the hospital until they feel she is ready to leave.
Anderson's husband told officials there was no talk of mental illness before the incident earlier this month.
South Dakota and Minnesota authorities are still weighing criminal charges.
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