Warrant: Atlanta mother put toddlers in oven, turned it on

Warrant: Atlanta mother put toddlers in oven, turned it on

Warrant: Atlanta mother put toddlers in oven, turned it on

A mom-of-three was arrested and charged with murder after two of her sons were found dead in their Atlanta home.

"I ain't got no soul no more", Penn said Saturday night during a vigil as he held his other son, 3-year-old Jameel, in his arms.

She was soon arrested for the murders and taken to the Fulton County Jail, where she waived her first appearance in court on felony murder charges.

Neesa Smith, described by the Journal-Constitution as a longtime friend of Williams, said the suspect called her after the children died but before the video call with Penn.

Authorities tell WXIA that Lamora Williams called police on October 13 and said her children were dead.

"I just came from the jail, I also let them know, to put her on suicide watch because she's gonna kill herself", she said.

After investigation, police said they found the mother placed her sons in the oven sometime between midnight Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Jose learned Penn was one of two people Williams called that night.

Williams' mother, Breanda, told Jose her daughter has struggled with mental health issues her whole life.

When she panned around the room, he saw two of his children motionless on the floor, and immediately called police.

"How does a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old get in the stove?", said Neesha Smith.

The 24-year-old is believed to have recently quit her job because she couldn't find a babysitter and told her friends she'd "had enough". Smith told her to call the police, but she called Penn via video instead.

Officers chose to charge Williams with murder after they said her story to detectives did not add up.

Lamora's sister, Tabitha Hollingsworth, believes the deaths of Ja'karter and Ke'yaunte Penn could have been prevented.

"She's the only one who really knows what happened", Hollingsworth said. "She hasn't been right and what happened three months ago-that the kids' father left her-I told him something tragic is going to happen".

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