Bond set at $5M for Kenosha woman held in child slayings
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A $5 million cash bond has been set for a Kenosha woman awaiting formal charges in the deaths of her two young children.
The Kenosha News reports the woman is due back in court for an initial appearance on Thursday. She was taken into custody after police found her children -- ages 1 and 3 -- dead in a Kenosha apartment early Saturday.
Kenosha police Chief John Morrissey says the children were killed by their mother, who then tried to kill herself. She remains in custody.
Morrissey says the children were medicated and suffocated, and their killings were premeditated. Autopsies were scheduled Monday.
The Associated Press isn't naming the woman because she's not formally charged.
Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil Sunday in front of the family's home. Friends and neighbors left stuffed animals and flowers and lit candles.