Police: Mom shot, killed kids to save them from the ‘evils of the world’

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DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – A mother who is accused of shooting her two children last week told police she did it to save them from the “evils of the world.

Claudena Helton is scheduled to make her first court appearance Monday afternoon, May 22.

According to an affidavit, Helton admitted to police that she’d shot two of her children in the head.

Witnesses stated she brought them onto her driveway, bleeding and unconscious.

911 calls released following the incident show the frantic nature of the passers by who helped try to revive the children.

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – A mother who is accused of shooting her two children last week told police she did it to save them from the “evils of the world.”
Claudena Helton is scheduled to make her first court appearance Monday afternoon, May 22.

According to an affidavit, Helton admitted to police that she’d shot two of her children in the head.

Witnesses stated she brought them onto her driveway, bleeding and unconscious.

911 calls released following the incident show the frantic nature of the passers by who helped try to revive the children.

“He’s not awake, he’s not conscious, he’s bleeding. Please send a paramedic!” One caller said, “I don’t feel a pulse. I don’t feel a pulse at all.”
Derricka Holt, who made that 911 call, said Helton kept saying “they wanted this to happen, they wanted this to happen.”
“We saw a mother come out with her six-year-old boy who was bleeding,” she said, “we check for a pulse, didn’t feel a pulse, a lot of blood, and you could tell … it was a gunshot wound.”

Online jail records show Helton was held on two counts of attempted aggravated murder and four counts of felonious assault.
A family member has identified the children as six-year-old Kaiden and eight-year-old Khmorra.

A spokesperson for Montgomery County Job and Family Services said it had an open case and were working with Helton at the time of the shooting.
“There were some statements made about some kind of perceived threat on behalf of the children,” Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

“She brought them out, she was completely naked, she had no clothes on whatsoever. We were asking her what happened, what happened, she’s just in a state of complete shock and attachment,” Holt said about Helton’s actions while she was giving CPR.
Family also said Claudena Helton appeared to have mental issues stemming from an incident where her son reported being assaulted at school at the Boonshoft museum in 2015.

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