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Arizona Mom Accused of Killing Children To Be Arraigned In Court

Posted at 8:05 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 09:05:13-05

This morning we could find out if a former Oklahoma resident accused of killing her three children will stand trial.

Rachel Henry is set to be arraigned in court later Tuesday morning in Arizona.

Henry was officially charged last week with three counts of first degree murder.

Court documents show Henry admitted to smothering her children shortly after the family moved from Prague, Oklahoma to Arizona.

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In Jan. 2020, officers with the Phoenix Police Department were called to the home near 24th Street and Southern Avenue, according to our news partners at KNXV-TV.

Police say when officers arrived, they were met by three adults. When they went inside the home, they found the three kids unresponsive.

Officers performed CPR before fire crews arrived and pronounced the 3-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl and 7-month-old girl dead. Police say family members told officers the children had been sick.

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"This is one of the most difficult calls that officers and fire respond to, ones dealing with young ones who have lost their lives," said Fortune.

Phoenix Fire spokesman Rob McDade said the firefighters who responded to the call were sent home early to be with their families after such a traumatic scene. Their shift was supposed to end tomorrow.

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