Mom admits to suffocating her 2 children in Florida, police say

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A Philadelphia woman is accused of killing her 7-month-old son and 3-year-old daughter during a visit to South Florida.

A 40-year-old Philadelphia woman has been charged with murder in the apparent suffocation deaths of her 7-month-old son and 3-year-old daughter during a visit to South Florida.

It happened Wednesday afternoon in Miramar, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale.



According to a court affidavit, Sophia Hines, from the Frankford section of Philadelphia, called a relative she was staying with, telling the relative she "needed to come home now."

The relative arrived to find Hines in the master bedroom of the home. Both children were lying side-by-side on the bed, unresponsive, according to the affidavit.

A police spokeswoman said officers responded to the scene and performed CPR on both children until firefighters and paramedics arrived.

Further attempts to revive the children failed, and both were declared dead at the scene.

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A Philadelphia woman has been charged with killing her two young children during a visit to South Florida.



Police say when Hines was questioned she admitted suffocating both children with a bed sheet. She gave no reason for her actions.

Hines was taken into custody and booked into the Broward County Jail early Thursday.

She has been charged with two counts of premeditated murder.

Stay with Action News and 6abc.com for more information as it becomes available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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