Mother accused of killing children by placing them in oven expected in court
Atlanta, GA (WGCL) — An Atlanta woman accused of killing her two children by placing them in an oven is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
Investigators say 24-year-old Lamora Williams put her sons, ages two and one, into an oven and turned it on. The toddlers, 1-year-old Jakarter Penn and 2-year-old Keyounte Penn, had burns on their bodies when police found them at the Oakland City West End Apartments in Atlanta.
Williams also face timed the children’s father to show him what she had done.
Lamora Williams’ family said she struggled most of her life with mental issues and may have been dealing with postpartum at the time of the incident.
“She had issues and the fact that the state failed her, that’s a problem,” said Tabitha Hollingworth shortly after the crime occurred.
The family says the writing was on the wall and that she routinely left her children home alone and had even attempted to cut her wrists.
“Mora wasn’t right. She hasn’t been right and what happened three months ago, that the kid’s father left her, I told him something tragic is going to happen. She’s going to do something to those kids and she’s going to do something to herself,” said Brenda Williams.
A three-year-old child was later found unharmed.
Williams is expected to appear in court around 9:30 a.m.