A mother in England has been accused of drowning her twins due to her “acute depression” over her declining marriage.
Samantha Ford, 38, killed 23-month-old Jake and Chloe on Boxing Day last year after their father Steven Ford left her. Her husband reportedly left after Ford had begun trying to convince him to move back to the Middle East, where they had enjoyed a more affluent lifestyle. A psychiatrist, speaking to the judge, determined that she had killed them in an act of “retaliation and punishment” against Mr. Ford.
The twins’ bodies were found after Ford crashed into the back of a truck going around 100 mph without a seatbelt on. She had reportedly been trying to commit suicide, telling police, “I’ve killed my babies. Please let me die. I put them in the bath. We were meant to be together.”