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Mother kills 2-year-old twins because nobody loved her kids

By Mason White 10:06 AM September 1, 2015
Mireya Alejandra Lopez 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of murder after she killed her twin boys and attempted to kill another child.

According to police in Arizona, the woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twins and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother because she and her kids were not loved.

22-year-old Mireya Alejandra Lopez, who takes medication for depression, schizophrenia and psychosis, did not want her children to suffer like she does.

Daniel Marino, who identified himself as the stepfather of Lopez, said that she was recently released from a mental health facility, where she was treated.

Lopez is accused of drowning her children in a bathtub on Sunday in Avondale, and then wrap them in a blanket.

The deaths were discovered by the mother of Lopez, who thought that the twins were asleep, but eventually realized that they were not breathing.

The grandmother screamed for help and together with another person who was in the house, tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate them.

While the rescue measures were carried out, that grandmother heard Lopez in the bathroom, where she was found trying to drown her stepbrother.

Lopez’s mother managed to get the child to a safe place. The 3-year-old child was not injured.

Lopez was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Her bail was set at $2 million.