SANTA ANA, CA — Two children were found dead inside a Southern California hotel room, and their mother has been charged after an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
According to reports, 47-year-old Marilyn Edge intentionally drove a car with Georgia license plates into an electrical box near a Costa Mesa Home Depot on Saturday morning.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Edge trying to strangle herself with a cord she had wrapped around her neck. A propane tank was also found inside the car, one that Edge said she was hoping would have exploded when she crashed the car.
As she was being taken to the hospital, Edge told authorities that her two children, 13-year-old Jaelen and 10-year-old Faith, could be found dead inside a Hampton Inn hotel room in nearby Santa Ana. Sadly, she wasn’t bullshitting.
Turns out Edge was angry over losing custody of her children to her ex-husband, whom she’d consistently prevented the children from visiting. Instead of turning over Jaelen and Faith as a judge had ordered, she fatally poisoned them.
Edge was arrested and charged with their murder. She is scheduled to appear in court this morning for her arraignment hearing. The children’s father had to be hospitalized after learning his ex-wife had killed them.Tags: California, Child Abuse, Crime, hotel, Marilyn Edge, Murder, Suicide