Guilty plea from Detroit mother in freezer bodies case

A Detroit judge has accepted a guilty plea from the mother who murdered her two children and kept their bodies in a freezer.  

Mitchelle Blair returned to Wayne County court on Monday. Defense attorney Wyatt Harris says Blair has consistently wanted to plead guilty, but a judge wanted time to look at reports on her mental health.

The bodies of a 13-year-old daughter, Stoni, and a 9-year-old son, Stephen, were discovered in a freezer in March when authorities were conducting an eviction. 

Police believe the children died months apart in 2012 and 2013, and had endured abuse for years. 

In taking a plea, Blair has to be able to tell the judge exactly what she did. She gave shocking and graphic details Monday morning in court. 

She said she "definitely meant to kill" her daughter Stoni, and that she would do it again if she had to. She said she was going to turn herself in immediately after, but she wanted to protect her son. 

A year later, she says she caught her other son "raping" her younger son, and killed him and put his body in the freezer with her daughter's. 

Stoni's father spoke to FOX 2's Charlie Langton, and said he doesn't believe Blair's story. He says it's just a weird excuse to try and justify committing first-degree murder. 

Blair will spend the rest of her life in prison. A formality sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 17. 

Meanwhile, Blair has also been in and out of court for a separate custody case of her two surviving children. She says their fathers did not care to ever see their children and were behind in child support. 

That custody hearing is expected to continue Tuesday. 

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates. 

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