A Tacony, Philadelphia woman has been charged with two counts of murder after she killed her 18-month old twins. Stacey Smalls is believed to have commited the heinous crime after finding out that her husband had allegedly cheated on her with a family member.
Authorities believe that on Thursday afternoon, Stacey Smalls, 41, killed one of the twins by smothering it and the other by drowning it. They believe that she also attempted to murder her 4-year-old daughter by poisoning her with prescription medication.
Her husband, Ron Smalls, a corrections officer, came home from work and discovered the bodies of his son and daughter limp and lifeless in a bed in the front room.
ABC reports that four notes left next to the children read, “This is why I killed your kids,” and outlined the affair she believed her husband was having with one of her family members.
Stacey was found with her wrists slashed in what would appear to be an attempt to take her own life. She is currently in a hospital being treated for her injuries.
Friends of the couple say that they knew that there were problems in the marriage, as they had spilled onto Facebook and on May 19 she had changed her status from “married” to “divorced.”
(source ABC News)