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Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -

Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qceUUP) that Dayton police Detective Rod Roberts wrote in court documents that police interviewed Claudena Helton after the May 18 shooting. Her 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son died Sunday.

Roberts wrote that the 30-year-old Helton "made admissions to shooting the children to save them from the evils of the world."

Municipal Court Judge Christopher Roberts set bond Monday at $1 million for Helton and scheduled a preliminary hearing for May 30. A public defender entered not-guilty pleas for Helton to charges of attempted murder and felonious assault.

The charges likely will be revised later because of the children's deaths after her arrest.

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