Nov 28, 2012 4:07 PM

Prosecutors seek death penalty for woman accused of killing her 2 kids

TUCSON - Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty for a Tucson woman accused of killing her two children.

Perla Morales, 25, has been indicted on two counts of First-Degree Murder and two counts of Child Abuse.
Police say on August 29, Morales shot 17-month-old Richard Rosovich, Jr., and 4-year-old Emma Rosovich before turning the gun on herself. She recovered at a hospital and was booked into Pima County Jail and held on a $1 million bond.

Earlier this year, News 4 Tucson's Rebecca Taylor spoke to family, who were shocked at what happened.

The children's uncle says that his heart is broken, and he's not the only one. It's a close-knit family, who live on the same street where the violence happened.

"The grandmother lives next door to where it all happened. She's impacted tremendously," said Tom Martinez, the family's chaplain. "She was obviously very close to the kids, so she's seeking answers."

The children's uncle, Jose Celaya, said, "I knew her well too, and my heart goes out to her."

"They have faith in God and know that the kids are in heaven," said Chaplain Martinez.


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