Woman accused of racist attacks in Iowa competent for trial

Des Moines, Ia (KCRG-TV) — An Iowa woman accused of intentionally hitting children with her car because of their race has been ruled competent to stand trial. KCRG reports court documents to show a psychiatric evaluation found Nicole Poole competent. Poole is charged with two counts of attempted murder. Police have said she intentionally ran over a Hispanic girl and a black boy near Des Moines-area schools last December. Both children survived. She is also charged in connection with an outburst at a convenience store in West Des Moines on the same day the children were hit. A judge found her incompetent to stand trial in February and she was ordered to receive treatment.