Mother kills her 3 babies because boyfriend did not want more children (video)By Mason White 5:22 PM December 31, 2014
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her three babies because her boyfriend did not want children, police in Massachusetts said.
Worcester Police said that they arrested 31-year-old Erika Murray of Blackstone, after being accused of killing her children and leaving their dead bodies in her dirty home.
She was charged with two counts of murder after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in a closet. Murray pleaded not guilty and she is being held on $1 million bail.
Murray is the mother of four living children, aged between 5 months and 13 years. Her house was found infested with rodents and insects.
There was a pile of dirty diapers and numerous dead animals. The dead infants were dressed in diapers and onesies, and stuffed in closets.
Workers in hazmat suits spent days cleaning the house, which was later demolished. The mother claimed that she has mental health problems and denied killing her babies.
A 5-month-old child and a 3-year-old child were found alive, covered in their own feces. 38-year-old Raymond Rivera, the boyfriend of the mother, was charged with child abuse and neglect.
Investigators believe that the boyfriend did not know about the dead children, and the mother never told him about them because he didn’t want to have more children.