PHOENIX – The Latest on a Phoenix woman accused of killing her 3 sons (all times local):
Newly released records say an Arizona mother accused of killing her three young sons made religious pronouncements and tried to kill herself as the bodies of the boys were stuffed inside a closet.
Authorities say Octavia Renee Rogers claimed she wanted to return to the creator. She had self-inflicted cuts to the throat and abdomen.
Rogers made an initial appearance before a judge Sunday after being released from a hospital.
She is facing three counts of first-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bail in the stabbing deaths of the children — ages 8, 5 and 2 months.
Authorities found the bodies Thursday beneath piles of clothes and boxes in a closet. The youngest was found in a suitcase.
Police say Rogers lied to her brother about where the children were as she was being taken to the hospital.
A Phoenix woman accused of stabbing her three young sons to death and wounding herself is behind bars after leaving a hospital.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Octavia Renee Rogers was booked into a jail Sunday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder.
Police say officers found the bodies of her sons, ages 2 months and 5 and 8 years, in a closet Thursday. Rogers' brother had called 911 after she locked herself in a room and stabbed herself in the abdomen and neck.
It's not immediately known if Rogers has an attorney who could comment on the allegations. She's being held in lieu of $1 million bond.
Older sister Voniticia Nickerson has called Rogers a devoted mother and said she saw no signs Rogers was troubled.