Mugshot of Mireya Lopez on Aug. 30, 2015.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
By Dan Kedmey
August 31, 2015

Arizona police said they were holding a mother on charges of murder after she confessed to “intentionally” drowning her twin sons in a bathtub.

Emergency responders found Mireya Alejandra Lopez’s twin 2-year-old sons lying unresponsive on a bed, after responding to a family member’s 911 call from inside the house, The Arizona Republic reports. Authorities said Lopez, 22, confessed to drowning her sons and attempting to drown a third child before other members of the household intervened.

“We won’t officially say it’s a drowning until they go through an autopsy,” said Avondale police Sgt. Brandon Busse.

Contact us at editors@time.com.

SPONSORED FINANCIAL CONTENT

Read More From TIME

EDIT POST