A mother of toddler twins in England has been charged with murder in their deaths after the babies were found dying at her home in Margate.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the twins were discovered during a welfare check at the home after their mother was involved in an early-morning car wreck on Thursday, that may have been intentional.
The BBC reports that Samantha Ford, 37, has been charged with the murder of her two children and will remain in custody until a court date on Monday.
A report in the Daily Mail suggests that the twins may not have been in the car at the time of the crash, which reportedly took place about 13 miles from the home that Ford had moved into very recently, according to a neighbor who spoke to the news outlet.
Police officers reportedly met Ford at the scene of the crash, which appears to have been caused by the woman intentionally driving her SUV into a truck. According to the Daily Mail, officers drove with Ford back to her home to check on the children. The babies were taken to the hospital but could not be saved, and were pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.
Ford reportedly suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The Daily Mail report indicates that Ford’s husband Steven Ford may not have been living in the Margate home, as a neighbor told the news outlet that she believed Samantha was a single mother, and had moved into the rental about three weeks ago.
A post on a Twitter account believed to belong to Steven Ford included what appears to be a tribute to his two children.
Daddy's twins xxx my beautiful babies. I love you pic.twitter.com/hnGUXorNg1
— Steven Ford (@Steven4rd) December 29, 2018
According to additional posts about the twins on the social media account, the deceased children appear to be a boy and a girl.
Authorities have declined to identify the twins, the Daily Mail reports.
Snuggling with my fave girl #daughter #myworld #twins pic.twitter.com/dGDvQVB9tA
— Steven Ford (@Steven4rd) December 23, 2018
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