Mother Confesses to Killing Her Two Children, Who Were Found Dead, in Their Baltimore Apartment.
A sad discovery in Baltimore has gotten even more so after authorities have named the culprit in the killing of two children. We first reported this case yesterday when details were few but, what we've since learned has made our blood run cold.
Police said 28-year-old Jamerria Hall confessed to killing her two children, six-year-old Da’neria Thomas and eight-year-old Davin Thomas. She was arrested this morning.
“We can confirm now that the mother 28-year-old Jamerria Hall is the suspect, in this case, having confessed to murdering her children. She’s currently in custody and detectives will be pursuing criminal charges,” said Police Commissioner Michael Harrison.
Police said someone called them to Coventry Manor Apartments in Southwest Baltimore Tuesday afternoon because something smelled bad.
When officers got there, they found the two children, and their bodies were decomposing. No one else was in the apartment at the time of the discovery. The children's mother was later located and then taken in for questioning.
“Our detectives worked really really hard to locate her and once she was located, she was brought in for questioning. Detectives did a phenomenal job and was able to extrapolate a confession from her, that she is responsible for the death of her two children,” said Commissioner Harrison.
Neighbors in the apartment complex say that they had recently seen the children alive and well but an exact date of those sightings hasn't been confirmed.
This isn't the first time the authorities have had to check on Hall and her children either.
In a separate incident in 2018, police confirmed that children were reported missing. They were later found with their mother at a local hospital.
The commissioner said investigators will be looking into the mother’s background to see if she had any previous contacts with social services.
“We have to and we will close any gaps that enables tragedies like this to occur. This wasn’t a drug-related, this wasn’t a violent group or this wasn’t some random thing, and while we don’t know the details of the case we know that two children are gone,” said Mayor Brandon Scott.
We will report on this case as more details become available.