It doesn’t get any worse than this.
Mireya Alejandra Lopez admitted to intentionally drowning her twin boys in a bathtub at her home Sunday.
The 22-year-old woman from Arizona also attempted to drown a third child but was prevented from doing so by family members.
NBC News wrote that “Police and firefighters were called to a home in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale just before noon on Sunday, where they found the twin 2-year-old boys lying unresponsive on a bed,” this according to a statement the Avondale Police Department.
Responding officers attempted to revive the boys but were not successful. The twins were pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Avondale Police Department said in a statement that Lopez admitted to the killings.
“During the course of the police investigation, suspect Mireya Alejandra Lopez […] stated to police that she intentionally drowned both of her twin boys in the bathtub,” it read. “Mireya also stated to investigators that she also attempted to drown another child in the home but she was stopped by family and this child did not suffer any injuries.”
Lopez has been charged with two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide.