A Texas mother was accused of killing her two young daughters, according to a report, allegedly turning herself in and confessing to the murders Monday night.
Madison McDonald, 30, allegedly told authorities that she sedated her children, 1-year-old daughter Lillian Mae McDonald and 6-year-old Archer Hammond, before suffocating them to death, Fox 4 reported, citing police.
The Irving Police Department said McDonald entered their headquarters and used a lobby phone to call 911 and confess to the crimes.
The mother, who lives alone with her two daughters, told police her children were abused, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the outlet.
As a result, McDonald claimed that he would do anything to protect his children, including “eliminating them,” the affidavit says.
Police who went to the McDonald’s apartment found the bodies of the victims.
An autopsy will determine the official causes of death for the girls.
“We’re trying to find out why,” the mother allegedly killed her daughters, Irving Police Officer Robert Reeves said, according to the report.
“We may never know why, because there will be no definition or reason that will ever justify the murder of two young children,” Reeves said.
McDonald is charged with two counts of capital murder, according to the report.