A young mum has confessed to her two children by suffocating them with plastic bags. Sonya Spoon, 24, is being held on suspicion of first degree murder following the deaths of Ayden Spoon, 1, and Kayla Thompson, 3. Spoon told police she killed the children at her home in Maryland on Sunday.
Paramedics were called in the early hours of Sunday morning and found the children unconscious. The two kids were taken to a children's hospital in Washington but both died a few hours later. Spoon waived her right to remain silent after her arrest, according to
She allegedly gave a details statement "implicating her involvement" in the children's deaths.
Spoon had previously posted images of her kids on social networking sites expressing her love for them, Radar Online reports.
In a statement, police Major Cesar Pacheco said: "Both victims were found to be in distress and experiencing difficulty breathing.
"Officers located evidence of foul play which was readily apparent in the home.
"[Spoon] provided a very detailed statement implicating her involvement in the death of her children.
"As a result [Spoon] was charged with two counts of first degree murder.
"Bags were placed over the children's heads - we are still exploring what the motive was at this time."
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III released a statement about the incident:
“We are all saddened by this tragic event. The loss of two children that were so young tugs at our hearts.
"As the police investigate this horrible case, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the people of the Cheverly community as they try to reconcile how and why this happened.”
Spoon will remain in police custody pending trial.Culled