Apparently, Lamora Williams tried to kill herself. Her family is claiming that she suffered from undiagnosed mental health issues. She also left her kids with a cousin. She was also said to have video chatted with the boys’ father.
Family members say she suffered from undiagnosed mental health issues
Felony charges were brought against Lamora Williams after the death of her two young sons. Williams allegedly killed her sons by placing their bodies in a hot oven. She also allegedly sent video footage of the aftermath to the boys’ father. The cause of the deaths is still unclear, but it is likely strangulation.
According to court documents, Lamora Williams was a single mother of four. She reportedly had no income or employment and was struggling to take care of her children. Her husband left her for another woman and she was left to raise her children on her own.
Family members said that Lamora suffered from undiagnosed mental health issues. She also reportedly struggled with postpartum depression.
Williams’ family tried to visit her on Sunday, but she refused to let them in. Williams’ sister, Tabitha Hollingsworth, said her sister had mental health problems most of her life. She said her sister should have been put on a suicide watch in jail.
She video-chatted the boys’ father
Several days after police found the burnt bodies of two young boys in an Atlanta apartment, prosecutors arrested the mother. Her name is Lamora Williams and she is being held without bond at the Fulton County jail. She faces two counts of murder. She has also been charged with concealing a death.
Police say Williams called the boys’ father to show him a video chat of the dead boys’ bodies. They claim she called him at 11:30 p.m. to report the children’s deaths. She then showed him the charred corpses in an oven. The video chat allegedly occurred after she left the boys with a family member.
Williams’ sister, Tabitha Hollingsworth, tried to help her sister by calling the Division of Family and Children Services. She saw her sister leaving the children alone. Hollingsworth said her sister tried to get help when she was younger, but could not.
Police suspect Williams may have suffered from mental health issues. According to a CBS46 report, she had a long history of issues. Her parents said she was mentally ill from the time she was born. She tried to get help through the DFS, but never seemed to get better.
She left her kids with a cousin
Upon hearing the news of Lamora Williams’ arrest, many wondered how she could have killed two of her sons. The family said Lamora was a mentally unstable woman who struggled with mental illness since her childhood. She may have suffered from postpartum depression at the time of the alleged murders.
The boys’ bodies were found burnt. They did not have any broken bones, but their injuries were confined to their heads and necks. The medical examiner could not rule out strangulation.
After the boys died, Lamora Williams was charged with murder and cruelty to children in the first degree. She was also accused of making false statements to police during an emergency call. She said she had left the boys with a cousin for 12 hours. When she returned home the next morning, she found the boys dead.
Williams allegedly left the boys with a cousin for 12 long hours before calling 911 to report the murders. During the call, she reportedly asked the dispatcher if she would go to jail. She also pleaded with the dispatcher to send help.
She tried to commit suicide
Earlier this month, Lamora Williams was arrested on two counts of felony murder. She is accused of intentionally burning two of her youngest children. A Fulton County Medical Examiner was awaiting results of toxicology tests on the boys. The boys had no evidence of blunt force trauma.
Lamora Williams, a single mother, left her children at home alone on the night they died. She called her friend Neesa Smith, and asked her to call the police. She also told Neesa Smith that her two sons were killed. She told her she could not do it anymore. Smith told Lamora to call police.
A few days later, Lamora Williams’ children were found dead in the same home. The boys had no indication of blunt force trauma, the pathologist said. The cause of death was ruled undetermined, but police suspected that Lamora burned the kids in the oven.
Lamora’s sister, Tabitha Hollingsworth, says that she was a witness to Lamora attempting to kill herself. She says that Lamora was a sick person since she was a child. Hollingsworth says that she tried to get help for Lamora when she was in school. But Lamora’s mother was unwilling to listen to her pleas for help.