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A Las Vegas woman accused of killing her two young daughters allegedly told the father of her children that “their organs were worth a lot of money” after he returned home to find the children dead.
Amanda Sharp-Jefferson, 26, is now facing two counts of murder after her daughters—1-year-old Rose and 2-month-old Lily—were found dead by the children’s father, Jaykwon Singleton, Friday stacked on top of each other in a bassinet in the apartment, according to local station KVVU-TV.
“That day, when I seen them, I died,” Singleton later told the news outlet. “I still feel dead. I am blank. I’m numb.”
Singleton said he had left the apartment the night before to go spend time with his 6-year-old daughter Violet at his grandmother’s home.
When he returned on Friday, he found his two younger daughters dead in a bassinet.
Singleton allegedly asked Sharp-Jackson why they were stacked on top of each other and she “shushed” him.
“Sharp-Jefferson kept shushing him and at one point, made a statement that their organs were worth a lot of money,” authorities wrote in an arrest report obtained by the station.
Singleton realized the children were unresponsive and called 911, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
He told police that he believed the children had been drowned.
Officials have not released an official cause of death for the victims.
Singleton said the family had not had any problems until a few weeks earlier when Sharp-Jefferson allegedly “started talking about the altar spirit world,” according to the report.
“She was going through a spiritual and soul type of thing where she thought she wasn’t in this reality, she was in a spiritual and soul reality,” he told KVVU-TV.
Sharp-Jefferson allegedly told police that she didn’t know Singleton and didn't have any children. She believed she had been set up, the arrest report said.
"She kept claiming someone must have snuck into her apartment and staged everything inside, except her clothes," police said in the report, according to KSNV.
She is expected to appear in court Thursday with her attorneys to discuss bond in the case, the paper reports.
Singleton said he knows “life will never be the same” but he still forgives the mother of his children.
“I love her,” he said. “I have to act like they are still here because the only way I can carry on their legacy is like, you know, to stay positive.”
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