Mentally Ill Mother Accused of Killing Toddlers in Oven

ATLANTA, Ga. — A Georgia mother has been charged with murder after being accused of killing her two toddler boys by shutting them in a hot oven.

Lamora Williams, 24, allegedly killed her sons Ja’Karter, 1, Ke-Yaunte, 2, sometime between Thursday and Friday. According to reports, she called the boys’ father, Jameel Penn, following the incident and advised via video chat that there was something wrong.

When she panned around the room, he saw two of his children motionless on the floor, and immediately called police. Officers arrived to find the toddlers dead and with burn marks on their bodies.

“I ain’t got no soul no more,” Penn said during a vigil for the boys, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Williams’ friend, Neesa Smith, told the outlet that she received a call before Penn, as Williams advised that she “couldn’t do it anymore.” Williams had reportedly left her job a month ago to take care of the children after she couldn’t find a babysitter. Penn and Williams have four children; one was not at home that night and the other was not harmed.

Smith said that when she asked Williams to explain what she meant by “I couldn’t do it anymore,” she was informed that the toddlers were dead. Smith told Williams to call the police, but she called Penn instead.

When police arrived on the scene, Williams told them that she had left her sons with a babysitter and returned home to find them dead.

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“At this time, investigators do not believe the children’s mother left them with a caregiver,” Sgt. John Chafee said in a statement. “Investigators have developed probable cause to charge the mother with two counts of murder.”

Williams’ family says that she has long had mental health issues, and they have been concerned that something bad might happen.

“Mora wasn’t right,” her mother, Brenda Williams, told local television station WGCL. “She hasn’t been right, and what happened three months ago—that the kids’ father left her—I told him, ‘Something tragic is going to happen. She’s going to do something to those kids. She’s going to do something to herself.’”

She said she attempted to obtain custody of the children to no avail.

“We see stuff like this in horror movies, but in my family, my two littlest grandkids are gone because of what my daughter did,” she lamented. “I might need to get help. This is hard.”

Williams is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond, and the stove/oven has been removed from the apartment for further investigation.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday at West Hunter Baptist Church.

CBS46 News

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  • Puppy

    There’s mental illness and there is EVIL…May God have mercy on her soul

    • bartcen

      Their deaths were part of God’s plan.

      “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Isaiah 45:7

      • mr goody two shoes

        Bartcen even your being alive is part of Gods permissive will. Why would God want you alive? Or me alive when were sinners to and hurt people also in thought word or deed and do many evil things? Because God is Mercyful and is patient even wanting you and me to be saved through faith in Jesus..

        • bartcen

          God called me last night. He is rescinding your right to live. You have exceeded His “JERK” quota.
          REPENT!!!

    • cindybear

      Isn’t it strange that in the 66 books of the Bible not one word about mental illness was mentioned as an excuse for sin? Only man conceives such excuses for evildoers.

  • Puppy

    God has received 2 beautiful little angels. There is a special place in Hell for this demonic woman. I’m sure Satan is behind this… Those poor babies poor babies suffered all of that excruciating pain before they died I can imagine the fears and cries they felt being put in there. Please come quickly Lord Jesus, put an end to all this madness 😢😢

    • bartcen

      Their pain was part of God’s plan. Praise Jesus!!

      • mr goody two shoes

        God permits even jerks like you and me to live . even though we plan evil God plans are for good .

        • bartcen

          God called me last night. He is rescinding your right to live.
          REPENT!!!

        • cindybear

          And part of those plans include eradication of evil from the face of the earth. He shall accomplish it in His time.

    • bartcen

      NOT SATAN!! It’s the Lord’s will!! Read your BIBLE!!!

      “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Isaiah 45:7

      • mr goody two shoes

        Your commentary is even worse than the translation your quoting from.

  • Puppy

    I’m so overwhelmed with grief thinking of what these two angels went thru , burning in that oven. May God have mercy and forgiveness on her.. She might be Demonically possess the devil already has her soul. Georgia and her family have blood on their hands The family knew this women was capable of harming her children one 6 year old already removed from her care…Called children services but they did nothing so family didn’t either. She continued to have 3 children in 3 years that had bruises and burns and NO ONE stood up for these babies. Everyone is at fault the way I see it. She’s pure evil. And family and children services are all in the wrong

    • bartcen

      Birth control is of Satan!!! She should have more children. It’s all part of the Lord’s plan.

      • mr goody two shoes

        So nice that your volunteering to operate on mentally I’ll moms and tie all there tubes. Or are you just going to hold them all down and make them swallow pills?

        • bartcen

          I say they should have lots of children. Birth control is of Satan!!
          The Bible teaches us this, or are you a Godless HEATHEN??

    • bartcen

      YES!! demons possess her. I have volunteered my exorcism skills to help her.
      I fully expect her to spew pea soup… as is SATAN’S want!!

  • YoikesAndAway

    I cannot even read this story here or elsewhere simply because even the headline is so disturbing. I can only go so far imagining this situation until I have to stop and think of something else. What horror.

  • bartcen

    Yeah…so lets make sure to make it as hard as possible for women to get birth control. That way it’s much easier to see these kinds of things as “part of God’s plan”.

    • mr goody two shoes

      The lady had mental problems . in this country she was able to get birth control if she wanted to..

      • bartcen

        not if Christians had their way she wouldn’t. Of all the people who should be able to get birth control, poor people on Medicaid are exempt from getting it.

  • mr goody two shoes

    Romans 11:32 Shows Gods love for us even when we do these kind of things.

    • cindybear

      God is love, but unless that mother repents in her heart and confesses to Jesus with her mouth, there is a place hotter than an oven awaiting her. God loves those little boys too, and they were helpless and innocent. Every person will reap what they sow, Jesus said.

  • mr goody two shoes

    Even if She murdered off every child on this whole earth it’s still no match for even one little atom of Jesus blood he shed for her.