Twins Dead, Mom Questioned in Possible Double Homicide: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Twins Dead, Mom Questioned in Possible Double Homicide: Police

A 4-year-old girl is in stable condition at St. Christopher's Hospital.

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    Mom Kills Twins: Police

    Police say a mom strangled one of her children and drowned another in their Tacony home. She is hospitalized and being questioned by police. (Published Friday, May 25, 2012)

    Two toddlers were found dead Thursday on the 6300 block of Ditman Street in the Tacony section of Philadelphia. Police tell NBC10 the young victims were 1-1/2-year-old twins, a boy and a girl.

    This is being investigated as a possible double homicide. Police sources tell NBC10 that one of the victims was drowned and the other strangled.

    The children's mother, 41-year-old Stacey Smalls, attempted to commit suicide by slitting her own wrists, police said. She's currently hospitalized at Frankford and being questioned by investigators.

    A 4-year-old girl was transported to St. Christopher's Hospital.

    "We have a 4-year-old child who was given some kind of substance to drink or swallow. She's at the hospital being evaluated right now," said Lt. Raymond Evers, Philadelphia Police.

    That young girl is listed in stable condition as of Thursday night.

    According to neighbors, the father came home and found his son, Adam, and daughter, Eve, dead in an upstairs bedroom and called 911.

    Police Believe Twins Were Suffocated by Mother

    [PHI] Police Believe Twins Were Suffocated by Mother
    Police say two toddlers were found dead Thursday on the 6300 block of Ditman Street. It being investigated as a possible double homicide, police believe the mother suffocated both children. NBC10's Caludia Rivero reports.
    (Published Thursday, May 24, 2012)

    Police are still investigating the motive, but tell NBC10 Smalls left four letters inside the home explaining a possible motive.


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