May he babies rest in peace now.
She accepts offer from the DA, who cites woman's 'mental status' in taking death penalty off table.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News
A San Antonio mother who told police she fatally stabbed her two young sons as part of a failed murder-suicide attempt after a night with friends smoking crack cocaine agreed Tuesday to spend the rest of her life in prison.
A lengthy jury-selection process had been set to begin next week for the death penalty trial of Elyse Colon, 24, who in February 2010 called 911 and casually told a responding officer, “I just killed my babies.”
She quietly entered guilty pleas before state District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner for two counts of capital murder of a child younger than 6. With prosecutors dropping the death penalty request as part of the plea deal, the only other sentencing option was life in prison without parole.