911 calls reporting death of two Atlanta toddlers released
ATLANTA - The disturbing 911 call from a mother now accused of murdering her two small children was released by police on Wednesday.
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Atlanta Police said Lamora Williams, 24, killed her two young children, Ja'Karter Penn, 1, and Ke-Yaunte Penn, 2, by placing them in an oven, but that’s not what she told dispatchers when she called 911.
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“She just left my kids in the house when I came back from work, and my kids, two of my kids are dead. What do I… what do I… what do I got to do? They dead,” Williams told a dispatcher.
The call starts with Williams telling the dispatch she came home from work and discovered her two young sons dead. The call quickly turned graphic.
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"When I came in, the stove was laying on my son, on my youngest son's head, and my other son was laid out on the floor with his brains laid out on the floor. I don't know what to do. I just came home from work," Williams was heard saying in the 911 call.
Williams first telling the dispatcher that her cousin was babysitting and left the children alone, but then in a bizarre twist, she asked the operator to assure her she will not be blamed for their deaths
MORE: Listen to the mother's full 911 call
"Can you please help me? Like. Can you please tell me, like, I don't want to get locked up because this is not my fault? I had just came [sic] home from work," Williams said.
But investigators said that is not what happened. The charges laid out in a warrant which stated the 24-year-old mother put Ja'Karter and Ke-Yaunte in the oven sometime between 11 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday.
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"Both of my children are dead. Their head is burnt. Their... Their skull is laying under the floor. The stove... One of my babies is stuck, the stove is pulled over and everything," Williams told dispatchers.
At the same time Williams was making her 911 call, the boy's father, Jameel Penn, was also calling 911 from his workplace. He told a dispatcher Williams had just video chatted with him, showing him the dead bodies of his sons.
MORE: Listen to the father's full 911 call
Penn: "She video called me and showed me this and I seen [sic] it."
Dispatcher: "What's the address?"
Penn: "And I really think they are really dead."
Another child, later identified by police as 3-year-old Jameel Penn Jr., was found unharmed by officers inside the apartment that day.
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William’s mother said her daughter suffers from severe mental illness.
Penn went on the Ryan Cameron radio show Tuesday morning to tell his side. The community has since rallied around his family with a prominent Atlanta funeral home even offering to pay for the funeral expenses for his two young boys.
Williams remained in the Fulton County Jail under a suicide watch on Tuesday without bond.