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Mother admits killing young sons

Delayno (left) and Romario Mullings-Sewell
Both boys died from single stab wounds

A 21-year-old mother has admitted killing her two young children.

Jael Mullings stabbed to death her two sons Romario, aged two, and three-month-old Delayno at their home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, last year.

She pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, which was accepted by the prosecution.

Mullings has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and will be sentenced on 28 April at Manchester Crown Court.

Police officers discovered the boys' bodies at a property in Kilmington Drive on 12 November following reports of concern for their welfare.

Official inquiries

Post-mortem examinations revealed that both boys died from a single stab wound to the chest.

After the deaths, it emerged officers had visited the house hours before discovering the boys' bodies.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is conducting an investigation.

Meanwhile, the Safeguarding Children Board for Manchester is also reviewing the contact between the family and agencies in the city.

Both investigations are continuing pending the conclusion of criminal proceedings.



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