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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world’s evils.

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The Dayton Daily News reports that Dayton police Det. Rod Roberts wrote in court documents that police interviewed Claudena Helton after the May 18 shooting. Her 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son died over the weekend.

Roberts wrote that the 30-year-old Helton “made admissions to shooting the children to save them from the evils of the world.”

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Police Chief Richard Biehl has said Helton shot them inside their home and then took them to the front yard, where first responders found them. An 11-year-old girl also home at the time wasn’t hurt.

Helton was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon. No attorney for her was listed yet.

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