Child welfare report raises questions on toddler boys’ oven-related death

Child welfare report raises questions on toddler boys’ oven-related death

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Lamora Williams was arrested Oct. 14, 2017 on charges she killed her sons, ages 1 and 2, by putting them inside an oven and turning it on.
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  • Lamora Williams is facing murder charges.
  • Her two sons, ages 1 and 2, were found dead Oct. 13.
  • Williams is on suicide watch, according to a DFCS report.

A mother of four accused of murder in connection to the death of her two youngest sons remains in jail on suicide watch, family members told the state Division of Family and Children Services.

Lamora Williams was due in court Monday morning for a preliminary hearing after waiving her first appearance, but her hearing has been reset to Nov. 7, Fulton County jail officials said.

Williams allegedly killed her 1- and 2-year-old sons by placing them in an oven and turning it on, according to an arrest warrant. The boys’ bodies were found in the home Oct. 13. In a 911 call that night, Williams claimed she was at work and left her three sons with a cousin, who then left the boys alone at the apartment.

But a DFCS report obtained Monday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raises more questions about how the stove was involved in the toddlers’ deaths and whether the boys may have been playing on the stove.

An autopsy and cause of death are being withheld by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

For more details, including what the 3-year-old surviving son told DFCS investigators, check back on myAJC.com

Police said Lamora Williams, 24, killed two of her children. The youngest was 1 year old.

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