Woman said 2-year-old twin sons weren’t loved, so she drowned them: police

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PHOENIX — Police in suburban Phoenix say a 22-year-old woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons says she did it because nobody loved them or her.

Mireya Alejandra Lopez was arrested Sunday at a home in Avondale. She’s jailed on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, with bail set at $2 million.

Lopez is also accused of trying to drown a 3-year-old boy identified as her stepbrother.

According to a probable cause statement released Monday, Lopez said she killed her sons because nobody loved them or her, and she didn’t want them to live a difficult life.

The statement also says Lopez said she takes medication for mental health conditions.

It’s not immediately clear if Lopez has an attorney who could be reached for comment.


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