MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin woman has been charged with homicide after allegedly placing her newborn twins in a bathtub and watching them struggle in the water.
A criminal complaint says one of the two-week-old babies died at the scene. The other is expected to survive.
The 38-year-old woman was apparently upset over the shooting death of another son in Texas and wanted to kill herself. She said she was also having trouble breast-feeding.
The woman told investigators she put the fraternal twins in the tub and took them out when they stopped moving. A family member arrived soon afterwards and called 911.
The woman told police she wanted a permanent solution to her problems and for the children "to go to heaven."
She's been charged in Milwaukee County with first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree attempted intentional homicide.