3 children killed by their mother were suffocated

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Police detained a young mum on Tuesday on feeling of smothering her three young kids to departure, one at a time, at the household's Phoenix house, then propping their bodies onto a couch as though they were napping, police and court documents stated.

She said she sang lullabies while smothering three of her children.

Court records say other people were at the home, but police declined to say whether any of them were there when the children were suffocated.

Reportedly, once before, Henry's children had been removed from the home owing to her drug issues.

She allegedly placed the boy on the floor, straddled him and smothered him with her hands until he stopped struggling.

Court documents state one of the people police interviewed in the case said, "Rachel had a methamphetamine addiction and had been acting odd the past several days".

Phoenix firefighters say they received a call from the home reporting a drowning involving three children.

The Phoenix Police Department announced that the 22-year-old has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

As she smothered the one-year-old, her three-year-old son protested and punched Henry.

She was ordered held on a secured bond of $3 million.

Henry said nothing in response to questions from reporters asking her to address her children's deaths.

The couple said Henry made a decision to move to Arizona shortly after her mother died.

"This is an investigation that will undoubtedly stick with these individuals for the rest of their lives", she said. The caller also allegedly told the dispatcher that Henry had a methamphetamine addiction and had been acting odd over the last few days, KSAZ-TV reports.

McDade said first responders were sent home early to be with their families due to the nature of the scene, according to KNXV-TV.

A makeshift memorial is set up near a home where a Phoenix woman was arrested on suspicion of killing her three children after they were found dead inside the family home Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix.

Klug isn't sure what caused her friend to snap. "You know? I mean, it's not a good thing but who does that?" said Rebolledo. I still can't imagine how she could've done this to her own children. She will get a public defender when she is arraigned.

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