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Mother accused of killing 2 very young children appears in court

'She drowned them' heard in 911 call, police say
Posted at 2:27 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 16:05:07-05

NOV. 10 UPDATE: The woman accused of killing her two children on Nov. 6 appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom this morning.

Amanda Jefferson-Sharp was granted a public defender and a bail hearing was scheduled for Nov. 12. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 24.

ORIGINAL STORY
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police describe bizarre behavior from a mother whose two children were found dead in her apartment, including asking how much their body parts were worth, according to an arrest report.

Amanda Sharp-Jefferson was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of Open Murder.

According to her arrest report, the children's father, Jaykwon Singleton, called 9-1-1 after coming home to find the two children dead. On the call, the report says he can be heard asking Sharp-Jefferson, "What did you do?"

He can then be heard saying "what," and after a brief silence, "she drowned them."

When officers arrived at the apartment on Sierra Vista Drive, near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road, the report says they found two small children stacked on top of each other laying on a baby swing in the living room.

The children were pronounced dead on the scene and were later identified as Lily and Rose Singleton. Their cause of death is unknown at this time and will be released by the coroner's office.

As police officers tried to figure out what happened, the report says Sharp-Jefferson made comments about how much the children's body parts may be worth.

She was then transported to police headquarters to be interviewed, and according to the report, partly for her own safety as angry family members arrived at the apartment.

Police say she did not invoke her right to an attorney or remain silent, and she told officers she lived alone at the apartment and did not have any children. The report goes on to say she found the kids - who appeared dead - in her living room after waking up around 10 a.m.

Instead of immediately calling for help, the report says Sharp-Jefferson took a shower, telling officers she "likes showers."

She then told officers she may have been "set up" by someone, the reports says, wondering if the stroller was placed there by someone trying to set her up for the death of the children -- who were not hers.

When asked about the body parts comments made at the apartment, the report says she saw a movie where people made money on body parts after a person died.

Police say she denied taking drugs or alcohol but said some marijuana may be found inside the apartment.

In an interview with police, the father told officers he was last at the apartment around 7:30 p.m. the night before and that everything seemed fine.

Sharp-Jefferson is due in court on Tuesday.