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- A woman was arrested after she allegedly killed her former landlord and her friend inside a home in West Norriton, Pennsylvania.
- Naseema Sami, 43, of Folsom, Pennsylvania, allegedly killed Lila Frost, 78, and Frost's friend Lorraine Gigliello, 68.
- Investigators say Sami's 6-year-old son witnessed the murders and was also there when his mother tried to clean up evidence.
A woman was with her young son when she murdered her former landlord and her landlord's friend inside a home in West Norriton, Pennsylvania, investigators said Monday.
Naseema Sami, 43, of Folsom, Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged with murder and other related offenses.
On March 7, Sami and her 6-year-old son arrived at the apartment of Lila Frost, 78, on West Indian Lane in West Norriton Township, according to police. Investigators say Sami was looking for help from Frost, who had been her landlord 20 years prior.
Sami entered Frost's apartment through an unlocked door but no one was inside, police said. She then answered a knock at the door and allowed Frost's friend, Lorraine Gigliello, 68, into the apartment. When Gigliello reached for a phone to call police, Sami attacked and killed her, according to investigators.
Sami then killed Frost when she arrived at the apartment later, police said.
Three days later on March 10, police arrived at Frost's apartment after responding to a neighbor's call for a wellness check. Once inside, police found the bodies of Frost and Gigliello inside the bathroom and kitchen. They also say they discovered Sami and her son underneath a bed.
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Sami had allegedly tried to clean the apartment to remove evidence of the attack.
"Throughout this time, the defendant's six-year-old son was present and witnessed the murders," Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said. "He also witnessed his mother attempting to clean up the scene."
Sami was taken into custody and arraigned on Monday.
Autopsies determined Frost and Gigliello both died from head trauma and their deaths were each ruled a homicide.
A bouquet of flowers and a West Norriton police vehicle sat outside Frost's home Monday afternoon.