Woman who killed her children after losing custody gets life in prison – Los Angeles Times

An Arizona woman who killed her two children after bringing them to California on the pretense of going to Disneyland was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Orange County district attorney’s office said.

Marilyn Kay Edge, 44, of Scottsdale pleaded guilty last month to two counts of murder with special circumstances in the 2013 deaths of her daughter Faith, 10, and son Jaelen, 13.

After losing custody of the children in September 2013 in a family court hearing in Georgia, where her ex-husband lives, she ignored an order to surrender them to the court four days later.

Instead, she drove across the country with them and checked into a Santa Ana hotel.

“Late in the evening of Sept. 13, 2013, Edge murdered her two children by using a combination of medication, drowning and suffocation,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement.