US mum kills kids by putting plastic bags over their heads
A 24-year-old mother suffocated her two young children in the wee hours of Sunday by putting plastic bags over their heads.
Sonya Spoon confessed to killing her one-year-old son Ayden Spoon and three-year-old daughter Kayla Thompson in their Maryland home over the weekend.
Police received a call about two unconscious children at a house in Prince George's County.
Mirror reported police major Cesar Pacheco as saying: "Both victims were found to be in distress and experiencing difficulty breathing."
The children were rushed to hospital, where they died a few hours later.
"(Spoon) provided a very detailed statement implicating her involvement in the death of her children," said the police major.
He added: "Bags were placed over the children's heads - we are still exploring what the motive was at this time."
Spoon was reportedly in a custody battle with Kayla's father, Mr Lester Thompson.
She is being held without bail.
The young mother had often posted photos of her children on Twitter.