Wandsworth baby deaths: Children died from 'suffocation'

  • 17 May 2012
  • From the section London
Police officers outside the house where the children were found
Image caption The bodies of Lily and Mason were found in the family home in Wandsworth

Two young children allegedly murdered by their mother in their London home were suffocated, an inquest has heard.

Lily Boots, aged 14 months, and her 10-week-old brother Mason were found unconscious by their father at their home in Wandsworth, south west London.

Their mother Felicia Boots, 34, has been charged with two counts of murder.

Westminster Coroner's Court heard Mrs Boots has been detained in a psychiatric hospital under the Mental Health Act.

Det Insp Paul Clack said emergency services attended the scene where they found Mrs Boots along with the children's father Jeffrey Boots together with the two children, who were found dead in a bedroom.

He said Mr Boots, an investment banker, returned back from work and found the children.

Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox opened and adjourned the inquest for police to continue their investigation.

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