Lucia Hernandez Alvarez sat in court on Thursday, September 17, 2015. The trial was carried out in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the charge against this young mother was in the suffocation deaths of her two young children. Lucy Hernandez Alvarez was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of her three-year-old daughter Alicia and two-year-old son Javier. The mother of these two children allegedly fed them Tylenol. She then proceeded to suffocate the toddler boy with a plastic bag and her daughter with a jacket. Police arrived at Alvarez’s home on Saturday to find the two children dead. Alvarez, 34, attempted to kill herself too. However, she was saved, despite cutting her hands and arms repeatedly. She also took pills and alcohol as well. The reason for the murders and attempted suicide was due to her failing marriage.
Alvarez’s husband called the police after finding his children dead, and his wife, the alleged party responsible for the death of the two youngsters. Alvarez responded to her husband in this way. “Now we won’t disturb you. You are free. You don’t have to feel bad for us anymore.”
Alvarez also wrote several messages on the wall. They were written in blood and addressed to her husband. What Alvarez did believe was this. She thought her husband was cheating on her and was no longer in love with her. One message to her husband did include the following words, they were, “Mi Amor Javier.” Whether or not her husband was having an affair has not been determined as of yet. Nonetheless, this still doesn’t give a mother the right to kill her children, and attempt to kill herself as payback for her husband’s actions. The crime is still under investigation by authorities. There will be more answers to surface in the days to come.
Hernandez-Alvarez had public defense attorneys alongside her when the charges for first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of her two children were passed down by the judge. She is currently being held on a five million dollar bond and can be sentenced to life in prison if she is found guilty of murder.