Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lorna Valle Drowns Daughters, Father comes home to find toddler dead and five-year-old fighting for life

A one-year-old girl died and her five-year-old sister remains in critical condition after their mother tried to drown them in a baby bath in their Los Angeles home.

Police suspect that Lorna Valle, the mother of the two girls, ‘snapped’ when she decided to try to drown her daughters Marian, 5, and Lindsay, 1.

Valle was stopped by her husband who returned to their south Los Angeles home from the grocery store around 7.30am Wednesday morning after going to pick up juice and milk for his daughters.

When the father arrived in the house, neighbours heard screams of ‘My babies! My babies!’ and police were called.

Both girls were not breathing and unconscious when police arrived and found them in the bathroom of the family’s converted garage. They were taken to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Marian remains there in extremely critical condition.

Witnesses said that 'the little one' was 'in really bad shape' and almost purple when police arrived.

The mother was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. She remains in custody on $1.5million bail. Read More