A Georgia mom accused of killing two of her children by putting them in an oven in 2017 was set for a final plea hearing on Friday but chose not to appear.
Lamora Williams. 24, was scheduled to appear before a Fulton County Superior Court judge at 9:30 a.m. Friday for a final plea hearing.
Lawyers for the state and Williams said they have agreed on a ‘special setting’ for a trial date.
According to FOX 5 in Atlanta, in October 2017, Williams called 911 at around 11 p.m. and told an operator that she had come to find two of her sons dead.
Officers located the bodies of 1-year-old Ja’Karter Penn and 2-year-old Ke’Yaunte Penn. Both toddlers had “burn marks on their bodies,” authorities said.
Williams told authorities she had left three children from noon until 11:30 p.m. with a caregiver and came back to find the children dead, and the caregiver was gone,
“When I came in, the stove was laying on my son, on my youngest son’s head, and my other son was laid out on the floor with his brains laid out on the floor. I don’t know what to do. I just came home from work,” Williams was heard saying in the 911 call, according to FOX 5 in Atlanta.
“Can you please help me? Like. Can you please tell me, like, I don’t want to get locked up because this is not my fault? I had just came [sic] home from work,” Williams said.
But according to documents from the investigation, Williams placed Ja’Karter and Ke-Yaunte in the oven sometime between 11 pm on Thursday and 1 am on Friday.
Police say a 3-year-old was located in the home and was unharmed.
According to FOX 5, the children’s father, Jameel Penn, was calling 911 at the same time as the mother, saying that Willaims called him at work on video chat and showed him their children’s bodies.
“She video called me and showed me this and I seen [sic] it,” Penn told dispatchers. “I think they are really dead.”
Williams is in custody at the Fulton County Jail and is facing two charges of murder as well as charges of child cruelty, lying to police, and concealing a death, according to the outlet.
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