Mother Appears in Court After Murdering Two of Her Children - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/12/03

Mother Appears in Court After Murdering Two of Her Children

A Tyler woman made her first court appearance Monday afternoon to answer charges that she killed her kids. This comes after telling police Saturday she killed two of her children and critically injured a third.

Police say, Deanna Laney led her children outside one at a time then beat them to death with stones. Laney told police God told her to kill her sons, 8-year-old Joshua and 6-year-old Luke Laney. Fourteen month-old Aaron was left bleeding in his crib. He is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital. Family members and neighbors say they never saw it coming.

Police say Laney's husband was sleeping at the time of the attack. Her bond has been set at $3 million.

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