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24-Year-Old Mother Kills 2 Toddler Sons By Forcing Them Into An Oven Before Video-Calling Their Dad To Show Scene

A young mother in Atlanta pleaded guilty to killing her two young sons and putting them in an oven last October.  

24-year-old Lamora Williams faces 14 charges in connection with the killing of 2-year-old Ke’Younte Penn and 1-year-old Ja’Karter. Prosecutors believe the woman tried to cover up the cause of death by putting the boys in the oven, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says.

Autopsy reports reveal that her sons were found dead with their heads in an oven. Although the medical examiner could not determine the exact manner of homicide, saying the death was caused by “violence of unclear etiology”, reports show strangulation was not ruled out.

In February, a Fulton County grand jury indicted Williams on charges that included murder, aggravated assault and concealing a death.

Her 3-year-old son, Jameel, was home at the time of his brothers’ murders, yet he remained unharmed. Jameel’s presence during the killings resulted in the woman also being indicted on three charges of cruelty to children. Her eldest child, a 6-year-old girl, was safe with relatives on the night of the incident.



Family members told The AJC that the mother of four was overwhelmed by the amount of young children she had with little childcare help. Her sister and mother said they believe Williams suffered from undiagnosed mental health issues, which ultimately led to a breakdown.

Lamora remained late Monday in the Fulton jail, where she has been held without bond.

Oh and the boys' father, Jameel Penn, reportedly learned of their horrific deaths via video chat from Lamora herself as she told him that their sons were dead and showed their bodies on the floor. 

Jameel then called 911. 


Police had accused Lamora Williams of allegedly “knowingly and intentionally [causing] their deaths by placing them in an oven and turning it on”, according to arrest warrant that was issued by the Atlanta Police Department on October 14th.


“My daughter is a sick person if she did what I think she did,” her mother Brenda Williams, told Fox Carolina months ago, “Mora wasn’t right, she hasn’t been right and what happened three months ago, that the kids’ father left her, I told him something tragic is going to happen. She’s going to do something to those kids, she’s going to do something to herself.”


Her sister, Tabitha Hollingsworth, said she should be put on suicide watch in the Fulton County jail.



Sad all around.

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