Homicide

Mother admits to killing her boys

The 30-year-old mother of two boys found drowned in Lake Mälaren Monday near the small town of Sigtuna has admitted to killing her sons, aged 4 and 8. The woman was arrested today on suspicion of murdering her two children.

The boys, aged 4 and 8, were half brothers. They were reported missing Sunday evening after the father of the youngest boy had a telephone conversation with the mother that left him feeling something was wrong.

The woman called the father of the 4-year-old boy on Sunday. "She said something scary and strange had happened with the children," the father told Aftonbladet.

Police divers found the boys' bodies in the water near a dock in Sigtuna, north of Stockholm, on September 19.