Woman Suffocates Her 1 and 3-Year-Old Children to Death

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 9, 2014   |   11:24AM   |   Baltimore, MD

A brutal and shocking infanticide case out of Maryland has a woman who was a mother of two very young children suffocating them to death.

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 and then telling her relatives what she had done. The children died at the hospital after emergency medical officials were called to the scene.

sonyaspoonPolice indicate Spoon told them what she had done and gave a detailed statement about the infants’ deaths. Now she faces two counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bail pending a court appearance.

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

Despite killing her own children, Spoon smiled for her mugshot picture (right).

Here is more on this tragic infanticide case:

Paramedics arrived to Spoon’s house around 2am Sunday morning after receiving a call about two unconscious children. Ayden and Thompson were immediately rushed to Children’s Hospital in Washington, but died a few hours later.

The 24-year-old waived her Miranda rights, according to police. She also allegedly gave a very detailed account of what happened in her home the night she claims she killed her children. Prior to the tragic event, the young mom had posted pictures of her children to social media accounts, calling them her “world” and “my love.”

sonyaspoon2Court records also reveal that Sonya was involved in a custody battle with Lester Thompson, Kayla’s father, according to reports. Sonya had received primary custody, but Lester was still able to see his child a few times a month. He was also ordered to pay child support.

Neighbors revealed that the mom-of-two recently moved back home with her parents, who weren’t home at the time.

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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III released a statement about the incident:

“We are all saddened by this tragic event. The loss of two children that were so young tugs at our hearts. As the police investigate this horrible case, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the people of the Cheverly community as they try to reconcile how and why this happened.”