The Texas mother was accused of killing 1 and 6 year old daughters
A Texas mother was accused of killing her two young daughters, a report said she allegedly came forward and confessed to the murders on Monday night.
30-year-old Madison McDonald reportedly told authorities that she sedated her children – 1-year-old daughter Lillian Mae McDonald and 6-year-old Archer Hammond – before suffocating them to death, Fox 4 reported, citing the police.
The Irving Police Department said McDonald entered their headquarters and called 911 on a lobby phone to confess the crimes.
The mother, who lives alone with her two daughters, informed the police that her children had been mistreated, according to an affidavit.
As a result, McDonald claimed she would do anything to protect her children, including “getting rid of them,” the affidavit read.
Police responding to McDonald’s apartment found the bodies of the victims.
An autopsy will determine the girls’ official causes of death.
“We’re trying to find out why,” the mother allegedly told her daughters, Irving police officer Robert Reeves said, according to the report.
“We may never know why because there will be no definition or reason that would ever justify the murder of two young children,” Reeves said.
McDonald is charged with two cases of capital murder, the report said.
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