preferably idn player A mother who allegedly smothered her two daughters to death claims that she was trying to protect them from being abused.
Madison McDonald, 30, told police she was trying to protect her daughters as she was being arrested in the lobby of a police station where she had called 911 to report her actions.
After officers began questioning McDonald, she started “talking about how her kids were abused and that she would do anything to protect her children – including ‘eliminating them,’” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Fox 4.
Irving police spokesman Robert Reeves told the TV station that McDonald was calm on Monday night when she explained that her daughters had been abused. Law enforcement officials have not yet verified her statement.
“We’re trying to figure out the why. In a situation like this, this is obviously a horrific incident where two children were murdered,” Reeves said. “We may not ever know the why because there’s not going to be a definition or a reason that would ever justify the murder of two small children.”
On Monday night, McDonald walked into the Irving Police Department in North Texas and used the phone in the lobby to call 911 and report that she had murdered her two daughters, according to a department press release.
Video surveillance shows McDonald pacing around the lobby for about 10 minutes before she made the phone call. Police officers found McDonald in the lobby, where they arrested her. They also went to her home on the 700 block of Cowboys Parkway, where they found the dead bodies of her daughters, 1-year-old Lillian Mae McDonald and 6-year-old Archer Hammond.
According to reports, Madison told police that she smothered her daughters. “The exact determination of how they died will have to be determined by the medical examiner’s office but that is what she believed is how she killed the two daughters,” Reeves said. Lillian and Archer were half-sisters with different fathers, according to Reeves.
A GoFundMe account for Lillian stated that “she just adored her daddy” Chris McDonald and “when Chris walked into the room you could see the light and love he had” for her. Madison has been charged with two counts of capital murder of a person under the age of 10. She is currently being held at the Irving City Jail without bail. She is set to be transferred to the Dallas County jail.