LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Prosecutors have added a second murder charge against a South Los Angeles mother who allegedly drowned her two young daughters in a bathtub.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta Reports

Lorna Valle, 32, was initially charged with murder in the death of her 1-year-old daughter, Lindsay Taque, and attempted murder of 5-year-old Marian. She is also charged with two felony counts of assault on a child causing death.

Authorities say Valle drowned her two daughters in the bathtub of her South LA home on Feb 15.

Lindsay was pronounced dead at a local hospital that same day. Marian was transported to Children’s Hospital where she was declared dead Wednesday after her father, Jose Taque, removed her from life support after her organs were donated.

Valle is being held without bail.

Her arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court, was continued to March 13.

Neighbors say Valle was suicidal in the weeks leading up to the alleged drowning.

Comments (4)
  1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

    Wow no comments yet. Just wait for these chuckleheads to say it wasnt her fault. That we need to understand her. And that maybe she didnt even do it.
    Same people who think the officers shouldnt have shot and killed the moron in the other story.

  2. kbhunny86 says:

    I hope she rots in jail…. how absolutely terrible … there is absolutely no excuse! Shame on anyone who believes otherwise. The facts only speak the truth.

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