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Apr 2, 2014 4:54 AM

Mom Drowns Children In Bathtub, One Survives

PITTSBURGH - A woman in suburban Pittsburgh is facing charges, including homicide, after her two children were found unresponsive in a bathtub.

40 year old Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, is in custody.

When police arrived at their home, they found her two youngest children, a 3 year old and a 6 year old unresponsive on a bathroom floor, her 3 year old son, did not survive.

Schlemmer emerged from county police headquarters, in handcuffs, charged with the murder, and attempted murder of her boys.

After seeing her 7 year old son off to school, Schlemmer told police she went inside, filled up the bathtub and ordered her kids in.

Schlemmer then "got into the tub fully clothed"

She said "crazy voices" were telling her to hold the boys under water.


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