Philadelphia, PA — Police in Philadelphia have accused a woman of killing her twin babies, and attempting to kill her young daughter, after learning the children’s father was having an affair with one of her family members.
After returning home from work last Thursday, Ronald Smalls found that his wife, 41-year-old Stacey Smalls, had murdered their twins, tried to poison their 4-year-old daughter, and had slit her own wrists. Police believe Smalls, a former corrections officer who worked at a nursing home, strangled one twin and drowned the other.
She also tried to poison their 4-year-old by having her ingest a poisoned drink. The girl probably saved her own life after becoming suspicious and refusing to drink all of it. She was admitted to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and is expected to be released to her father.
Smalls was taken to the hospital after unsuccessfully trying to take her own life by slitting her wrists. She is currently in police custody on two counts of 1st-degree murder and is on a suicide watch.
The motive behind the killings was revealed in multiple notes Smalls left for the children’s father, one saying, “This is why I killed your kids.” The “why” turned out to be the “Hell hath no fury” variety. Stacey felt justified in killing her children after learning, on Mother’s Day, that her husband was having an affair with her daughter from a previous relationship. Damn, Ron.
The couple have had some recent marital issues according to Ron Smalls. This is evident by Stacey’s recent Facebook relationship changing to “Divorced,” accompanied by a new profile pic of a car spray-painted along its side with the words, “Hope she was worth it.”Tags: affair, Crime, Drowning, Murder, Pennsylvania, Stacey Smalls, twins