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Stressed-out mother accused of suffocating kids, ages 1 and 3

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Sep 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-08 15:30:48-04

Sonya Katarina Spoon

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Maryland — A woman suffocated her two kids, ages one and three years old, and then told a relative what she’d done, according to police in Maryland.

Prince George’s County police accused 24-year-old Sonya Katarina Spoon of suffocating one-year-old Ayden Spoon and three-year-old Kayla Thompson over the weekend. The children died at a hospital, authorities said.

Police found plastic bags near both of the kids.

Spoon gave police a detailed statement on how the children died, according to police.

She is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bail pending a court appearance, according to authorities.

Spoon has been dealing with a stressful custody issue and has been “under extreme psychological and mental distress,” said her mother, Paivi Spoon.