UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to suffocating her two toddlers in their suburban Washington home in 2014.
The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Office in Maryland announced the plea in a news release. The office says 26-year-old Sonya Spoon pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of her children.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Of Kevin Glendenning At Rosedale Royal Farms
Spoon’s children, 1-year-old Ayden and 3-year-old Kayla, were found unconscious on Sept. 7, 2014, with plastic bags and duct tape around their heads. They were pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Prosecutors say the slayings occurred shortly after Spoon was released from to a medical facility for a psychiatric evaluation after she threatened to hurt herself and her children.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Fueled By The Delta Variant, COVID Cases Rise Again Monday As Positivity Rate Climbs Over 2%
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