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Report: Mom Bathed, Dressed Her Children After They Died

6:52 PM, Aug 1, 2007   |    comments
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HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) -- Two children found dead under an apartment sink were bathed and dressed by their mother before being wrapped in trash bags. Arrest warrants released Wednesay provide new details of the chilling events that led to the arrest of a troubled single mother who police say left her children in a hot car for hours while she was at work. Twenty-seven-year-old Sametta Heyward was charged Tuesday with homicide by child abuse after the bodies of her children, 1-year-old Triniti Campbell and her 4-year-old brother, Shawn Campbell Junior, were found under her apartment sink. The warrants say Heyward called her ex-boyfriend and told him she had "killed her babies." Authorities say Heyward left her children in a car Sunday as temperatures outside reached 88 degrees. The children's cause of death is under investigation. Hanahan Police Lieutenant Michael Fowler says the mother made comments about harming herself. She was later taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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