An Alaska mother has been charged with killing two of her babies — in incidents nearly two years apart . Police say that they uncovered the time, after they discovered evidence that 23-year-old Stephany E. LaFountain searched the internet for instructions on how to get away with murder.
Police said Stephany, who lived in Fairbanks Alaska, searched the internet for instructions on how to commit at least one of the homicides.
She’s accused of killing her 13-month-old daughter on November 20 last year, and her four-month-old child in on September 15, 2015, Anchorage Daily News reported.
Both babies were otherwise healthy, but had stopped breathing when LaFountain called for help on November 20. The girl died in hospital four days later.
LaFountain’s first child’s cause of death is inconclusive, but matches up with a suffocation death, while her second died from a lack of oxygen to the brain.
The death of her first child, who she had during a previous relationship, was not investigated as a potential murder until the death of her second.
The Fairbanks Police Department claims that Stephany used search terms like “ways to suffocate,” “How to: Commit the Perfect Murder,” and “16 steps to kill someone and not get caught.”
Police managed to get ahold of Stephany’s search history – and that was all she wrote. She’s currently in custody with NO bail.
Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes told reporters at a press conference the horrific crime should serve to remind everyone of the ‘evil’ that lurks in all communities.
“Just take 10 seconds and think about a mother killing both her children, over two years (in) completely isolated events,” he said.
“And what that means and what happens sometimes in our community — and sometimes the evil that exists, that’s out there.”