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Boy Killed, Sister Hurt; Mom Arrested

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Neighbors at an apartment complex in Irving are stunned after a woman’s arrest for allegedly killing one of her children and leaving another in critical condition. 
Saiqa Akhter is accused of strangling her 5 year-old boy and 2 year old girl at the Windtree Apartments north of 183 near DFW Airport.  The 30 year-old mother of two called 911 and told them she had hurt her children.  Officer David Tull says when officers got to their home the children were unconscious.  Neighbors say the family had only lived there about a month.   The 5 year-old could not be saved.  The 2 year-old girl is now in critical condition at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.  Saiqa Akhter was taken into custody at the apartment complex.  She’s now facing a capital murder charge.  Police have been in touch with the father, who was not home at the time.

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