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Mother of Detroit children found in freezer charged with child abuse

Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-26 18:03:42-04

DETROIT, Mich. — The Detroit woman who confessed to police that she killed two of her children and put them in a freezer for years was charged Thursday with five felony counts of child abuse.

According to FOX 2, Mitchelle Blair was given a $1 million bond.

Blair, 35, is expected to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder after the autopsies of her two children are completed, FOX 2 reports.

A 13-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy were found dead March 24 in the freezer of an apartment in the 800 block of St. Aubin Street.

Sources tell FOX 2 that Blair admitted to burning, starving, beating and suffocating the children before putting them in the freezer.   She is due back in court April 2 and April 9.

Blair’s two other children are currently staying with their great aunt.