Ontario Mother Formally Charged With Killing Her 2 Daughters – CBS Los Angeles

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Ontario Mother Arrested on Suspicion of Killing 2 Daughters

ONTARIO (CBSLA)  — An Ontario mother accused of killing her two daughters is under arrest, police said.

Authorities were finally able to question 47-year-old Linda Nguyen two days after her husband came home from work and found the children dead in the garage and his wife alive but unresponsive.

OPD has placed Linda Nguyen, age 47, under arrest for the deaths of her two daughters in the 500 Blk of E. Tam oShanter St. Nguyen remains at a local hospital but will be booked at West Valley Detention Center on two counts of murder once she has been medically cleared. pic.twitter.com/DHynb9YIra

CBS2/KCAL9’s Nicole Comstock said outside the family’s Ontario home there is a growing makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and stuffed animals.

OPD has placed Linda Nguyen, age 47, under arrest for the deaths of her two daughters in the 500 Blk of E. Tam oShanter St. Nguyen remains at a local hospital but will be booked at West Valley Detention Center on two counts of murder once she has been medically cleared. pic.twitter.com/DHynb9YIra

Ontario mother under arrest for death of her 2 daughters, police say

Officials say Nguyen killed the two children — a 4-month-old and a 14-year-old with special needs.

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“We do know that she was dealing with depression prior to the incident,” says Ontario Police Department Sgt. Bill Russell.

Police don’t know what type of depression Nguyen was allegedly experiencing — whether it was postpartum or if that was a possible motive for the slayings.

Authorities said Nguyen left a note where she said she intended to kill both children and intended to kill herself.

Nguyen remains in the hospital, once she is released police say she will be booked into the West Valley Detention Center on two counts of murder. 

They also said police will continue to guard Nguyen while she is at the hospital dealing with what they called medical issues — rather than injuries — until she is cleared to leave.

Mother of 2 children found dead in Ontario home is arrested

They said they will book her into the West Valley Detention Center as soon as they deem that it is safe to do so.

The mother was hospitalized after her husband found the girls bodies and his wife about 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the two-story home in the 500 block of East Tam O Shanter Street. The mother was unresponsive. Two suicide notes were found, one in the house and the other in a car, with both saying she intended to kill her children and herself, Russell said.

Police say the coroner’s office has still not completed autopsies on the two girls to confirm their cause of death. They did say detectives found signs of a struggle inside the house.

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Tuesday evening, their father’s cousin said he didn’t suspect the girl’s mother was struggling with anything.

“We don’t think she have any problem. They are a very good couple, they work together,” says Trac Pham.

The unidentified woman allegedly left two suicide notes — one in the home and one in the garage — that indicated she planned to kill the children and herself, Ontario Police Department Sgt. Bill Russell told reporters. 

OPD has placed Linda Nguyen, age 47, under arrest for the deaths of her two daughters in the 500 Blk of E. Tam oShanter St. Nguyen remains at a local hospital but will be booked at West Valley Detention Center on two counts of murder once she has been medically cleared. pic.twitter.com/DHynb9YIra

OPD has placed Linda Nguyen, age 47, under arrest for the deaths of her two daughters in the 500 Blk of E. Tam oShanter St. Nguyen remains at a local hospital but will be booked at West Valley Detention Center on two counts of murder once she has been medically cleared. pic.twitter.com/DHynb9YIra


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