Mom Accused of Killing Twins Held Without Bail

Stacey Newkirk-Smalls, the mother charged with killing her twins and poisoning her daughter is being held without bail

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    Stacey Newkirk-Smalls is accused of killing her 1-1/2-year-old twins and attempting to kill her 4-year-old daughter in what police call an attempted murder-suicide.

    The Tacony mother accused of killing two of her children in what police are calling an attempted murder-suicide is being held without bail on murder, attempted murder, assault and related charges, according to court documents.

    Stacey Newkirk-Smalls, 41, was arraigned Saturday for the murders of her 1-1/2-year-old twins, Adam and Eve, as well as the attempted murder of her 4-year-old daughter.

    The children’s father, Ron Smalls, returned home from work last Thursday to find his twins dead, daughter poisoned and his wife bleeding from the wrists. He called 911.

    Domestic Dispute Provoked Mom to Kill Twins: Cops

    [PHI] Domestic Dispute Provoked Mom to Kill Twins: Cops
    Stacey Smalls is charged with allegedly killing her 1-1/2-year-old twins. Police say that Smalls also poisoned her 4-year-old daughter and attempted to kill herself. According to investigators a domestic dispute between Smalls and her husband is what provoked the tragic incident. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports.

    Police say Newkirk-Smalls drowned one twin and strangled the other. The 4-year-old was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital.

    Newkirk-Smalls was taken to Frankford Hospital. She was transported from the hospital to the homicide unit where she was arrested and charged on Friday.

    Dad Comes Home to Find Twins Dead

    [PHI] Dad Comes Home to Find Twins Dead
    Corrections officer Ron Smalls arrived home Thursday to find his 1-1/2-year-old twins dead, his 4-year-old poisoned and his wife bleeding from the wrists. Police say his wife killed his son and daughter. On Friday NBC10's Tim Furlong was there as Ron Smalls removed his children's things from his home.

    Police sources told NBC10 that Newkirk-Smalls left four notes explaining that she hurt the children because her husband was allegedly having an affair with her daughter from another relationship.

    "She had something that she felt was justification but there is no justification... it’s a tragedy two young babies dead and there is no excuse for that," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told NBC10.

    Newkirk-Smalls is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the two murder counts and related charges on June 13.


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