June 09, 2016
Philadelphia resident Sophia Hines, 40, has admitted to using bed sheets to suffocate her two children, ages 7 months and 3 years, to death, Metro reports.
According to an Associated Press report on FOX29, police charged Hines, a resident of Philadelphia's Frankford neighbohood, with two counts of premeditated murder after a call for help came from a home in Miramar in Broward County, Florida – a suburb of Fort Lauderdale – on Wednesday.
Two children dead at a home on the 6100 block of SW 38 Street. Foul play suspected. Investigation is ongoing.— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) June 8, 2016
Update: Sophia Hines, 40, the mother of the two dead children, has been charged with their homicide.— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) June 9, 2016
There is no word on for how long Hines and her children had been in Florida, however Metro reports she was there visiting a relative at the time of the crime.
She gave no motive for the killings, Metro reports, and is being held without bail in county jail in Florida.