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Police: Point Breeze Mother Identified After Admitting Killing Her Two Kids

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —Philadelphia Police have now identified the 27-year-old mother who confessed to killing her two children Wednesday evening.

chanthy mao Police: Point Breeze Mother Identified After Admitting Killing Her Two Kids

(Credit: Philadelphia Police)

The mother has been identified by police as 27-year-old Chanthy Mao.

Wednesday night, the children’s grandmother came home to find her two young grandchildren murdered inside their shared bedroom.

An unidentified family member ran to the crime scene only to discover the heartbreaking news.

Police arrived to the home near 18th and Morris streets in South Philadelphia just after 5 p.m.

“While inside they see two young children, an eight-year-old male (and) a 12-year-old female, stabbed several times.  Both were pronounced on scene,” said Philadelphia Police Lt. Ray Evers.

The children’s own mother, later identified by police as Chanthy Mao, was immediately arrested and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to undergo a mental evaluation.

Police indicate the young mother was acting bizarre and may have taken several pills.

“It’s something that is very difficult for the police to deal with, of course the family, the neighbors everyone. This is an unusual incident. It’s very tragic. It’s very sad,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Neighbors tell Eyewitness News, the mother and her two children moved to the United States from Cambodia about a year and a half ago.

“No indication of mental issue, anxiety, or depression. Based on my judgment, I don’t think she has any problem with that,” said family friend Chea Meas.

The mother faces two counts of homicide and is now in police custody.

Reported by Todd Quinones, CBS 3

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  • The truth

    Queen coon will probably get parole & out getting a belly full afterwards sucking off the taxpayers. What a POS.

  • Jon

    You need a license to catch a fish; ya need a license to own a dog…but any a–hole can have a kid—from the movie “Parenthood”

  • J Mull

    It may have started with having her first child at 15 and second at 19.

    • whoknew

      Stressed out? Yes. Murder. Never.

  • Justin Thomas Cohen

    If anyone knows of any crazy parents who do not want their children or who may do something like this woman – give me a call. Me and my wife will take them and they will be cared for well.

    • Octomom

      What’s your phone number? I’m not crazy, but you can take my 14 children for an afternoon if you can handle them. I’m facing foreclosure and don’t think I can care for them very well :)

    • Michelle

      What is your number? I’ll call you.

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