Maryland mother is accused of suffocating her two children, aged 1 and 3
Police found plastic bags near the kids' bodies
Their mother, Sonya Katarina Spoon, is in custody, police say
Spoon has been in extreme "mental distress," the suspect's mother says
Authorities say a Maryland woman suffocated her two kids, 1 and 3 years old, and then told a relative what she’d done.
Prince George’s County police accused 24-year-old Sonya Katarina Spoon of suffocating 1-year-old Ayden Spoon and 3-year-old Kayla Thompson over the weekend.
The children died at a hospital, authorities say.
Police say they 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.