38-year-old Samantha Ford killed her 23-month-old twin daughter and son but she will not face a murder trial due to mental health problems.
The mother admitted manslaughter after the deaths of two young children Chloe and Jake. The prosecution accepted her plea.
The father of the children, Steven, made his first appearance since the heartbreaking deaths.
His wife had been involved in an accident with a lorry in Kent on December 27. When rescuers came, Ford told them to check her home in Westwood because her children were there.
Police officers found dying infants inside and emergency services tried to save them. Unfortunately, they were pronounced dead at the hospital.
Ford then revealed she had drowned the toddlers after her marriage collapsed. The children are thought to have passed away on Boxing Day.
The mother was excused from hearing when prosecutor Edward Brown QC confirmed the Crown Prosecution Service had accepted her pleas.
He told the judge: “My Lord gave the prosecution time on the last occasion to consider whether the pleas entered on the last occasion were acceptable to the Crown.
“We, that is the prosecution team, have considered all the reports and all of the facts of this case very carefully. It is a case of great sensitivity, as My Lord will appreciate.
“We have taken instructions from those instructing me and the father of the deceased children, who has of course been consulted in respect of this case, and the result of those consultations, advice and instructions given to me are that those pleas are acceptable and the Crown does not ask for a trial in respect of the two counts of murder.”
Mr. Justice Edis delayed sentencing to July when he will consider disposal under the mental health act.
The mother is understood to have moved to a rented house after buying a home with her husband of 5 years.
After their children’s deaths, Mr. Ford wrote on Twitter: “Daddy’s twins xxx my beautiful babies. I love you.”
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