CRIME

Police: Arizona woman said she drowned her 2-year-old sons because nobody loved them or her

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Mireya Alejandra Lopez who was arrested Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at a home in Avondale, Ariz. She is accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons and attempting to drown a third son. She is jailed on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, with bail set at $2 million. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)

    This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Mireya Alejandra Lopez who was arrested Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at a home in Avondale, Ariz. She is accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons and attempting to drown a third son. She is jailed on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, with bail set at $2 million. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A makeshift memorial sits in front of the home where twin boys were alleged murdered by their mother Mireya Alejandra Lopez, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Avondale, Ariz. Lopez told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces. Lopez was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Her bail was set at $2 million. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    A makeshift memorial sits in front of the home where twin boys were alleged murdered by their mother Mireya Alejandra Lopez, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Avondale, Ariz. Lopez told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces. Lopez was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Her bail was set at $2 million. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Daniel Marino, step-grandfather to twin boys allegedly murdered by their mother Mireya Alejandra Lopez, speaks about the incident in front of the family home Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Avondale, Ariz. Lopez told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces. Lopez was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Her bail was set at $2 million. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Daniel Marino, step-grandfather to twin boys allegedly murdered by their mother Mireya Alejandra Lopez, speaks about the incident in front of the family home Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Avondale, Ariz. Lopez told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces. Lopez was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Her bail was set at $2 million. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Police in suburban Phoenix say a 22-year-old woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons says she did it because nobody loved them or her.

Mireya Alejandra Lopez was arrested Sunday at a home in Avondale (AV'-un-dayl). She's jailed on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, with bail set at $2 million.

Lopez is also accused of trying to drown a 3-year-old boy identified as her stepbrother.

According to a probable cause statement released Monday, Lopez said she killed her sons because nobody loved them or her, and she didn't want them to live a difficult life.

The statement also says Lopez said she takes medication for mental health conditions.

It's not immediately clear if Lopez has an attorney who could be reached for comment.