(HOUSTON) — A 20-year-old Texas mother who is now pregnant with her fourth child has confessed to killing two of her infant children, according to police, who said that she told them she thought she “had too many kids.”
Kristi-An Walker confessed to killing her 4-month-old son in April 2011 and her 6-month-old son in June 2012, Angleton, Texas, police said. Police told ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV that Walker, who also has a 3-year-old son, admitted to throwing her babies and banging their heads.
“She said she had too many kids,” Sgt. Kirk Coleman of the Angleton Police Department told KTRK Tuesday. “She had three kids. She didn’t want to have three. She thought she did. The kids would cry and it would frustrate her, and she would lose control, and she would bang their heads.”
“She would take him from the car seat, and she would bang his head on the metal part of the bassinet,” Coleman said.
Walker was indicted last week on a murder charge and two counts of injury to a child.
Coleman told ABC News on Wednesday that a judge had issued a gag order in Walker’s case as of Tuesday.
Despite her daughter’s confession to police, Walker’s mother, Carol Shelton, maintains her daughter is innocent.
“She wouldn’t hurt those boys in any way,” Shelton said. “She loved those boys more than anything.”
Police said that Walker is now four weeks pregnant. She is currently being held in Brazoria County Jail on a murder charge stemming from the death of her 6-month-old son, and charges of injury to a child in both deaths.
Walker’s 3-year-old son is currently in the custody of Child Protective Services.
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Ray Sanchez, CNN Newswire
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