*Here we go again. What an eff’d up way to start the week. News that is becoming way too much of a trend reveals a Phoenix woman who allegedly drowned her 2-year-old twin boys because, as she told police, “no one loved them or her.” This according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press on Monday.
The mother, 22-year-old Mireya Alejandra Lopez, was arrested on Sunday at her Avondale home and after a judge ordered her to be jailed, he charged her with two counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Attempted Murder (she also tried to drown a third child, read on).
Her bail has been set at $2 million dollars.
Lopez drowned her twins by holding their heads underwater in the bath tub. The third child, whose drowning was interrupted by Lopez’s mother, was identified as the woman’s 3-year-old stepbrother.
In a “probable cause statement” released by police after Lopez’s initial court appearance, she is said to have told investigators she killed her sons because nobody loved them or her, and she didn’t want her sons to grow up living a difficult life.
The statement also said Lopez claims to be on medication for mental health conditions.
As previously mentioned, it was the twin’s grandmother who discovered the bodies of the children and caught Lopez in the act of trying to drown the third child.