Missouri mother charged with killing her infant twins

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mother who said her infant twins were stillborn has been charged with killing her children.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office says the 25-year-old mother has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and child abuse.

Authorities say the mother gave birth to the twins, a boy and a girl, and then covered their mouths and noses with a towel.

She reported their birth on Wednesday.

Officials have said the children had been carried to full term and neither one was stillborn.

The mother was being held Sunday in lieu of $500,000 bond.

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