Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 22, from Phoenix, drowned her 2-year-old twins in August of 2015. She then attempted to drown her 3 year old stepbrother before her mother found and stopped her.
It was early in the day when Mireya took her twins to a downstairs bathroom of her Phoenix home and held their heads under the bath water until they stopped breathing. She took them from the tub, wrapped each in a blanket and carried them upstairs where she laid them on a bed. That's when she took her stepbrother into the bathroom.
Mireya's mother went into the bedroom and saw the twins laying in the bed. At first glance she thought they were sleeping but upon further speculation found she could not wake them. She tried resuscitation maneuvers and called 911.
While attempting to revive the boys she heard commotion in the bathroom and rushed in to find her daughter attempting to drown her 3 year old stepbrother.She had to struggle and fight with her daughter to take the boy from her but she succeeded and he was unharmed.
When police arrived Mireya readily admitted what she did saying it was because no one loves them or her and she thought they would be better off if they were dead and at peace instead of dealing with the life that she had and assumed they would too.
News reports say Mireya is manic depressive, psychotic and schizophrenic and has been taking medications for those illnesses.