Mom Who Feared Deportation Allegedly Drowned Her Young Sons: Cops

19 October, 2017, 17:20 | Author: Benny Bass
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Pelima called 911 at 3:45 a.m. Monday saying she was anxious about being deported because her boyfriend - the boys' father - had been detained by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tracy said on Tuesday.

Pelima is now being held at the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in lieu of $2 million cash bond.

Pelima told police she placed Solomon in the tub and she began to fill it with water. The report goes on to say "she physically assaulted the 5 year old before walking him to the bathroom". It's not clear if she has a lawyer yet. Pelima is a Liberian immigrant who came to the U.S.in 1997.

Police said her boyfriend, Victor Epelle, a native of Nigeria, was picked up by federal agents October 6, but officers did not have information pertaining to why Epelle had been detained. He did not have more information about why Epelle was detained.

At this point in the investigation, police know Pelima was raising the two boys with her boyfriend, who was also their father.

An officer visited her home early Monday and told her local authorities were not going to arrest her, the police chief said. The officer saw the 5-year-old boy and did not notice anything that was amiss, he said. Officers were first dispatched to the apartment building in the 800 block of West 9th Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday.

"The children looked like they might have been drowned", said Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy.

Pelima allegedly sounded "controlled" when she called authorities to say the boys were dead, Tracy said.

Calls Wednesday to prosecutors and Wilmington police were not immediately returned.

"We are speaking with the mother to find out the details of what happened with these children, and trying to gather witnesses and as possible, and wait for a medical examiners office to really see exactly the cause of death", Tracy said.

"We don't have the answers either".

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