Mother killed two daughters because organs are ‘worth a lot of money’

Amanda Sharp-Jefferson, 26, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Image credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department]

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On November 6 emergency responders were called to a residence in Las Vegas, Nevada after a father returned home and found his two daughters, 1-year-old Rose and 2-month-old Lily stacked on top of each other in a baby swing not breathing.

 

Officers that arrived at the scene first began to give the girls emergency medical aid, but when the medical responders arrived, the girls were declared to be dead at the scene.

 

The father, Jaykwon Singleton stated that while awaiting emergency responders, Sharp-Jefferson "kept shushing him and at one point, made a statement that their organs were worth a lot of money." She was directly heard by responding officers making similar comments.

 

Singleton additionally told investigators that he had been in a relationship with 26-year-old Amanda Sharp-Jefferson since 2018 and that there had been no issues until a few weeks prior when she reportedly began "talking about the altar spirit world" and accused him of cheating on her "with his spirit wife."

 

Sharp-Jefferson was taken into custody without incident.

 

During an interview with police, Sharp-Jefferson is said to have denied having children and even knowing Singleton.  She told investigators that someone "set her up for the death of the two children, who were not hers" according to the arrest report.

 

According to KVVU, she told police that she woke up on the morning of November 6 to find two children that appeared to be dead in the living room of the apartment.  Rather than calling for help, she decided to take a shower.

 

When asked by police about her comments concerning the value of the children's organs, she responded saying, she "saw a movie where people made money on body parts after a person died."

 

She denied being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

In her first court appearance on November 7, Sharp-Jefferson was officially charged with two counts of open murder and denied bail.  At a second appearance on November 10, a court date was set for next Wednesday at 7:30 am where attorneys are expected to argue about whether or not she should continue to be held without bail.

 

The cause and manner of death of Rose and Lily has not yet been released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

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