A mother from Atlanta, Georgia allegedly murdered her two infant sons before sending their father a live video of their bodies.
Lamora Williams, 24, was arrested on Saturday at the apartment where the two boys, ages 1 and 2, were killed. A 3-year-old was found unharmed. Police believe the killings happened on Friday night.
Jameel Penn, the boys’ father, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that Williams showed him what she did over video. She panned around the room, revealing Penn’s dead sons on the floor.
“After I seen what I seen, you know I called the police,” Penn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The mother also called her friend Neesa Smith on Friday night.
“I asked her what was wrong and she said, ‘I can’t do it no more,’” Smith said, adding that Williams told her the two boys were dead. “I said, ‘Call the police Mora. Just call the police.”
Smith claimed the mother recently quit her job because she couldn’t find a babysitter. “Nobody could tell what she was going through,” she said.
According to police, the two boys “received burn marks on their bodies at some point.” An oven was removed from the home as part of the investigation.
"How does a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old get in the stove?" asked Smith.
Williams told police she left the children with a caregiver on Friday and returned to find the children dead. However, police do not believe her story.
“I ain’t got no soul no more,” Penn said during a vigil Saturday, which he attended with his 3-year-old son Jameel. “Ja’karter, Keyante, my world, my everything. I’m lost.”
A neighbor at the vigil told WSBTV that Williams’ apartment "smelled like death." The mother’s family blames untreated mental health problems.
“I’m 10 years older than (Lamora), and I practically raised her,” Tabitha Hollingsworth, sister of Williams, said. “We don’t think, we know she had mental health problems.”
[Photo: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office]
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