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'Pure evil': Kentucky mother accused of 'horrific' murder of her children – ages 6 and 9
Bullitt County Detention Center

'Pure evil': Kentucky mother accused of 'horrific' murder of her children – ages 6 and 9

A Kentucky mother is accused of the brutal murder of her two children – ages six and nine.

The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting at a Shepherdsville residence just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to WLKY, "We're told a neighbor who felt something was off went into the house and found the children in a bedroom."

Inside Edition reported that a post-arrest complaint stated that the individual who called 911 informed police that "there were two victims in the bedroom who are covered in blood and a gun was on the bed."

Deputies arrived at the crime scene to find two wounded young children in critical condition. The children were rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital but were later pronounced dead from gunshot injuries.

Tiffanie Lucas, 32, was booked into Bullitt County Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon for the alleged filicide. Lucas was charged with two counts of murder, and her bail was set at $2 million. During her arraignment on Thursday morning, the court appointed a public attorney for Lucas for the filicide case.

An arrest affidavit stated that a witness identified Lucas as the shooter.

The names of the children have not been released by authorities.

Col. Alex Payne – the chief deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office – said during a Wednesday press conference that the father of one of the slain boys is deceased, and investigators have not yet been able to identify the father of the second child.

"Whether you think it's mental illness, just pure evil, a combination of both, it could be substance abuse, any combination thereof. Pick your poison. None of it's good. The result is horrific," Payne said.

Payne told WHAS-TV of the grisly discovery, "I'll give you the cliché answer first: a lot of people will say it's part of the job, but it's the part that you dread, the part that you hope that you go your entire career and never see."

The Facebook page for Lucas shows dozens of photos of the smiling mother enjoying happier times with her two sons. The most recent Facebook post features the mother and sons dressing up as "Star Wars" characters for Halloween.

Court records show Lucas previously spent a month in jail for a drug possession conviction. However, there was no previous violent criminal history.

Amanda Magnis – a neighbor of Lucas – told WLKY, "It makes me sick, just thinking of any kid getting hurt or possibly losing their life – it's just devastating."

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Paul Sacca

Paul Sacca

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