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Pa. mother charged with killing her toddler twins

Philadelphia mother charged with killing her toddler twins, named Adam and Eve By The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ' A Philadelphia woman has been charged with killing her 18-month-old twins, named Adam and Eve, in the family home.

Police say 41-year-old Stacey Smalls was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder.

Investigators believe one twin was strangled and the other was drowned. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results for the official causes of death.



Police also say they believe Smalls gave her 4-year-old daughter some type of substance to drink in an attempt to take her life. The girl is listed in stable but guarded condition at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

A police spokesman says Smalls then attempted to kill herself by cutting her wrists. Her husband discovered the scene when he came home from work Thursday and called 911.


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