September 2, 2011
Yokeia Smith, 25, right, sits handcuffed outside the KMOV building in downtown St. Louis on Thursday in a photo taken from KMOV video. On Friday, authorities announced Smith was charged with two first-degree murder counts in the shotgun deaths of her two youngest children.
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Officers responding to gunfire at an Illinois apartment complex walked into what a police chief described Friday as one of the “most horrific scenes” he’d ever witnessed: A 4-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother dead in a bedroom, killed by close-range shotgun blasts to the head.