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Mother kills two children because she was afraid she will be deported after her boyfriend was detained

By Mason White 8:00 AM October 22, 2017
 Kula Pelima
Kula Pelima
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested for killing two children because she feared she was going to be deported from the United States.

The mother who lived in Delaware with her boyfriend, his 5-year-old son Alex Epelle, and the couple’s 4-month-old son Solomon Epelle, was arrested and charged with killing the two boys.

30-year-old Kula Pelima was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for drowning the boys in a bathtub.

Pelima called police and confessed to drowning the two children.

The mother met officers at the front door of the Wilmington house when they arrived.

Chief Robert Tracy said the mother confessed to killing the children because she was “worried about her immigration status.”

Pelima is from Liberia. She came to the United States in 1997.

She was worried that she may be deported because her boyfriend, who is the father of the deceased children, was detained by immigration officials in Pennsylvania.

Pelima is being held on $2 million bail.