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The Latest: Police: Woman killed twin grandsons

April 5, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a woman suspected of killing her young grandsons (all times local):

2:47 p.m.

Police in Tucson say a 55-year-old woman fatally shot her twin grandsons Thursday before suffering of an apparent drug overdose.

Dorothy Flood is facing two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jaden and Jorden Webb, who were 8 years old.

Flood, who was the boys’ sole guardian, is in custody.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says it got a call Thursday afternoon for medical assistance at a home on the city’s west side. Deputies found Flood unresponsive and suffering from a suspected drug overdose before they found the twin boys dead in separate bedrooms.

A department spokesman said he didn’t know about any prior incidents involving that home or Flood.

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1:58 p.m.

Authorities in Tucson have arrested a 55-year-old woman in connection to the killings of two children who were found dead in a home on Thursday.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says 55-year-old Dorothy Flood faces two counts of first-degree murder.

Deputies responded to a call for medical assistance at a home in the city’s west side Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff’s department said the children were dead and had obvious signs of trauma.

The department hasn’t released the children’s ages or the woman’s relationship to them.

This article has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Jorden Webb.