A vindictive mother who suspected her husband of cheating on her drowned their twins and attempted to suffocate their 4-year-old sister in their Tacony, Philadelphia home.
Stacey Smalls, 41, is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of her 18-month-old twins, Adam and Eve, by drowning one and smothering the other.
Smalls is believed to have committed the homicides in a jealous rage after discovering her husband had cheated on her.
The murders were committed on Thursday, before Ron Smalls returned home from work as a corrections officer.
Ron Smalls dialed 911 after discovering the bodies of his babies on a bed in the front room, and his wife still alive after she slashed her wrists in a suicide attempt.
One of the notes found near the babies bodies read: “This is why I killed your kids,” — along with detailed allegations about her husband’s affair.
“She had something she felt was justification but there is no justification,” Police Commissioner Charles Ramsay said. “It’s a tragedy two young babies dead and there is no excuse for that.”
In recent days, Ron updated his Facebook page with pictures of his daughters and the caption: “Sisters, what a beautiful thing.”
But on Wednesday, a day before she went berserk, Stacey wrote under the picture: “Really, sisters what a beautiful thing. I guess it depends on which sister,” a not-so-veiled reference to Ron’s mistress.
Stacey also updated Facebook with a random photo of a car that was vandalized with spray paint to read “I hope she was worth it.”
During happier, Dopamine-fueled times, Stacey updated her Facebook page with an announcement of marriage to Ron Smalls on Dec. 17, 2010.
But on May 19, once the Dopamine ran out, Stacey updated her status to read: ‘divorced.’