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Texas mom told 911 she used wire to kill children

DALLAS (AP) -- A suburban Dallas mother accused of killing her two young children told a 911 operator she choked them with a wire after trying to poison them.

Saiqa Akhter also told the dispatcher that she killed her 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter because they were autistic and she wanted "normal kids."

Those details were on recordings of the calls released Wednesday by Irving police.

Akhter is charged with one count of capital murder and faces a second capital murder charge for the Monday night attacks.

In the recording, she says she initially tried get the children to drink bathroom cleaner, but they wouldn't drink it. Police say she called 911 after strangling the children.

Jail officials say Akhter does not yet have an attorney.

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