Tucson mom accused of killing kids arrested

2012-08-12T00:00:00Z 2012-09-25T07:08:49Z Tucson mom accused of killing kids arrestedArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 12, 2012 12:00 am  • 

A Tucson mother who police say killed her two children has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of first degree murder.

Perla Morales, 25, shot her children, 17-month-old Richard Rosovich Jr., and 4-year-old Emma Rosovich — then turned the gun on herself Saturday night, police said.

Her injuries were not life-threatening and she was arrested and booked Sunday, Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson police spokeswoman said in a news release.

The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. in a home in the 900 block of West Calle Colado, near West Valencia Road and South Interstate 19.

Morales was home alone with the children when the shooting occurred, investigators say.

The boy was pronounced dead at the house, and the girl died at the hospital.

Police have not given a motive for the shooting.

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