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Mom Charged With Drowning Toddler, Infant Sons: Cops

A California mother suspected of drowning her two children in the bathtub has been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Courtney Williams, 26, was arrested on Wednesday after the father of the children — 5-month-old Holden and 2-year-old Ronin — called to report possible drownings, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department said.

Investigators said the father had come home for lunch just before noon, and Williams told him she had “hurt the children.” The father found the boys in the bathtub.

Deputies arrived quickly after the 911 call and tried CPR, but the children were declared dead at the scene.

“The tragic loss of five-month-old Holden and his two-and-a-half-year old brother Ronin reverberates throughout our department and into the community,” Yuba County Sheriff Wendell Anderson said Thursday. “There are no words to adequately describe the sadness we feel for the family at this time.”

Investigators are still investigating the incident but say the drownings appear intentional. Williams has been charged with homicide.

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