Woman accused of smothering children to death in Miramar home…
According to police, Sophia Hines, 40, suffocated her 7-month-old son, St. Leo, and her 3-year-old daughter, Ariel, Wednesday with a bed sheet at a home in the 6100 block of Southwest 38th Street.
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Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said Hines and her children were visiting from Philadelphia.
“She was really good with the kids,” Hines’ husband and St. Leo’s father, Anthony Singleton, said. “This is the last person you’d think would do something to my son (and) to her daughter.”
Police said Hines confessed to killing both kids, but didn’t give a motive.
According to an arrest report, Hines called a woman who lives at the home shortly before 4:30 p.m. and told her to “come home now.” When the woman arrived, she saw Hines crying and found the two children lying side by side in a supine position on a bed in the master bedroom.
Paramedics were called and pronounced the children dead at the scene.
Singleton said he never saw this coming.
“I had no idea. I hadn’t seen it,” Singleton said. “When she was here, we were husband and wife and this is the last thing I would expect. This is the very, very last thing.”
Hines is being held without bail at a Broward County jail.
A Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman said the agency has no prior child welfare history involving Hines and the children in the state.
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