Mum drowns her infant twins in tub

A mother in Arizona, the US, drowned her two-year-old twins, and then tried drowning a third child before her family stopped her. A family member called 911 after the twins were discovered in a bathtub.

The mother, Mireya Alejandra Lopez (above), 22, told police that she attempted to drown another child but was stopped by a family member, reported Fox News.

The third child, the twins' younger brother, was not injured.

Rescue crew rushed to the home in Avondale after a call about the twins' drowning in a bathtub came in at 11:54 am on Sunday, police said.

Reports suggested that someone had dragged the twins out after they were found submerged in the water.

Police later saw the twins lying unresponsive on a bed, Sergeant Brandon Busse told the New York Daily News.

After efforts to save the twins there failed, they were brought to local hospitals, where they died, he said.

The mother was captured by local TV station 12 News being escorted from the house in handcuffs.

"Anytime you lose two small children, it's tough. This situation is not going to be easy...but we'll work through the case and find out what happened," Sergeant Busse told The Arizona Republic.

"We're still pretty early in the investigation. We don't have any conclusions at this point.''

Lopez has been charged with two counts of homicide and attempted homicide.

Police said investigations are ongoing.


This article was first published on September 1, 2015.
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