Arizona woman Mireya Alejandra Lopez sentenced for drowning her twins
Mireya Alejandra Lopez

An Arizona woman convicted in the 2015 drowning deaths of her 2-year-old twins and the attempted killing of a 3-year-old son at their home has been sentenced to two life terms plus 20 years.

Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 24, was found guilty on Friday but insane on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. She will be transported to the mental hospital under the jurisdiction of a psychiatric review board..

Authorities previously said Lopez told investigators she drowned the twins and tried to drown the third son because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faced.

Court records said she told investigators that she took medication for depression, schizophrenia and psychosis.

Fighting is underway in several northern and southern provinces in Afghanistan, including Helmand where 16 Afghan police officers were killed by a US airstrike on Friday night -- the latest setback to Washington's efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country.

The strike hit a compound in Gereshk district, large parts of which are under Taliban control.

 
 
 
 
Pius Aghadiuno
By Pius Aghadiuno 07/23/2017 17:35:00