IRVING, Texas – A woman who called 911 from the lobby of a suburban Dallas police department and said she killed her two young daughters has been charged with two counts of capital murder, announced Tuesday the police.
Madison McDonald, 30, was arrested and charged with the murder of her two daughters, Archer Hammond, 6, and Lillian Mae McDonald, 1, Irving police said.
Madison McDonald entered the Irving Police Department around 10 p.m. Monday and used the phone in the lobby to call 911.
Police said officers went to her apartment and found the two girls dead.
Police spokesman Constable Robert Reeves said McDonald believed he killed the girls by suffocating, but the medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.
Officials are working to determine what led McDonald to kill his children.
“We may never know why, as there will be no definition or reason that would ever justify the murder of two young children,” Reeves said.
McDonald was being held at Irving Prison without bail. Prison records do not mention a McDonald’s lawyer who could comment on the allegations.
Reeves said police had previously visited the McDonald’s apartment but could not provide details due to the nature of the calls “and the confidentiality required by them.”