Mom yells during custody trial that she killed 2 of her kids found in freezer
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother accused of slaying two of her children and storing their bodies in a freezer yelled during separate court outbursts that she killed them.
Mitchelle Blair’s outbursts came Thursday during a parental rights trial for her surviving 8-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter.
The bodies of 13-year-old Stoni Blair and 9-year-old Stephen Berry were found in the family’s deep freezer in March. Police believe they died in 2012 and 2013.
Mitchelle Blair is charged with murder, torture and child abuse.
A videotape played in court showed her surviving son telling a social worker that he saw his brother killed. Blair yelled he didn’t see it because Stephen’s death was “unintentional.”
She later said “everybody wants to know. Yes, I did kill her” regarding Stoni’s death.
Testimony resumes Friday.