Kenosha mother appears in court; more details released on children's deaths
It was only a bond hearing, but several of Lucia Hernandez Alvarez family members were in court to support her.
The 34-year-old walked into court with a suicide vest and visible injuries on her arms. Police said she cut herself with a knife trying to commit suicide after she killed her two children on Saturday morning.
The Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney laid out all the details of the incident during the bond hearing, saying Hernandez Alvarez confessed to police that she killed her children and wanted to kill herself because she was having relationship problems with her partner and father of the children.
She told police she decided to put the kids to sleep with medication before killing them.
"The defendant took her daughter and forced her to take one Bottle of liquid Motrin and liquid Tylenol. Then gave her son a quarter of a Tylenol bottle. She also gave teething tablets to both of the children," said Jason Zapf, Assistant District Attorney Kenosha County.
Hernandez Alvarez then told police she suffocated both children with plastic bags.
The report also states she also gave money she had to family members including over $1,000 to her sister and over $1,000 to her parents who reside in Mexico.
"All throughout this, the defendant Kept notes and wrote down details including when the kids stopped breathing. She wrote it for her partner Juan Javier so he would know what happened," said Jason Zapf, Assistant District Attorney Kenosha County.
The woman's brother and sister talked to us on camera after the hearing and said she never showed signs of being depressed. They are in shock and never imagined something like this would happen to their family.
Hernandez Alvarez is scheduled to be back in court on Thursday, when official charges will be filed.