Prosecutors: Long Island mother admits to killing twin tots

July 10, 2019

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has admitted to killing her twin 2-year-old daughters, who were found in cardiac arrest inside a car at a Long Island park.

Tenia Campbell pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder at her arraignment in Riverhead Wednesday.

Kerriann Kelly, chief of the homicide bureau for the Suffolk County district attorney’s offices, told Newsday the twins were killed by having their mouths and noses covered.

Defense attorney John Halverson said his 24-year-old client’s defense will be mental disorder.

Police say they received a 911 call from Campbell’s mother in late June, saying her daughter was threatening to kill herself and her children at an unknown location. After an extensive search, police say they located the Medford woman’s vehicle at a Montauk park.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com