CHEVERLY, Md. (WJZ) — WJZ now has the disturbing 911 calls made the night police say a mother murdered her two children.
The toddlers — a 1-year-old and 3-year-old — were found barely breathing by a relative at their Cheverly home in Prince George’s County.READ MORE: Maryland-Based Novavax Reaches Agreement For European Commission For Up To 200 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
Rochelle Ritchie reports.
The calls are so disturbing we are unable to share all of it with our viewers. In the calls you can hear the grandmother giving the children CPR and their mother, who admits to suffocating them in the background crying.
It’s just 2 a.m. when a desperate call for help comes into 911. On the other line a grandmother is doing CPR to her grandchildren.
” Caller: 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5.”
“Dispatcher: This is 911.”
“Caller: Yes please come, 6209 Forest Road in Cheverly, Maryland. We have two unresponsive children.”
On the other end, a grandmother desperately tries to save the life of her two grandchildren with CPR.
“Dispatcher: What happened to them?”
“Caller: Well, I… I will tell you later, just come.”
“Dispatcher: No ma’am tell me now.”
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In the background, Sonya Spoon, the mother of the children, would later be charged in their deaths can be heard crying.
“Sonya: I don’t want to lose them.”
“Caller: Don’t want to lose either one.”
Paramedics arrive and the children, brother and sister, are taken to the hospital where they die just hours apart.
As a result Sonya Katarina Spoon was subsequently charged with two counts of first degree murder.
Police say Spoon confessed to putting plastic bags and duct tape over the children’s heads to kill them.
There is no motive for the murder as of yet.
The Cheverly Police Department says a week prior they were called to the home by the grandmother.
“She advised our officers her daughter had suicidal thoughts and stated she wanted to take the life of her daughter,” said a police spokesman.
Spoon, was taken in for a mental evaluation but was allowed to return to her children and the father of one of the children was attempting to get visitation rights prior to the murders.
Spoon is being held without bond.
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