Mother of newborn twins murdered, husband faces charges

- Two weeks ago a Superior Township family celebrated the births of twin boys. Now, they are mourning their mother. She was killed at her home yesterday morning.

"This is a big, devastating blow, especially for the family," said Darius Sanders. "They just had these kids and they just got married."

Sanders can hardly wrap his head around what his brother is accused of doing, much less, why.

"I could only ask him what's wrong man? What happened? What made it happen?" Sanders said. "You know, what happened? That's the only thing I could ask."

Investigators say Darius' 26-year-old brother shot and killed his wife inside their home in Superior Township on Sunday. The suspect's mother actually called 911 saying her son told her he had just did the unthinkable.

Washtenaw County Sheriff Deputies arrived at the Westridge mobile home park and found the 28-year-old woman dead inside of her home. Her husband and their two-week-old twin boys were nowhere to be found.

"While we're there on the scene we get another call that he drove to another relative's house in Van Buren Township and when we arrived on scene he surrendered," said Derrick, Jackson, Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

The couple's children were not hurt. The suspect is now behind bars. His family and neighbors are stunned.

"I've never heard any one of them ever raise their voice," said Brenda Nyberg. "I've never seen any one of them ever be unhappy. They were always just carefree and just in love."

Nyberg lived next door to what was seemingly a picture perfect family, one that is now torn apart.

"Now the babies have no parents," Nyberg said. "She's dead and he's in jail. And they were so happy to have those babies. So happy."

The twin boys are now living with relatives. The suspect is expected to face a judge and be formally charged some time Tuesday.

This is the fourth known instance of domestic violence that ended in someone's death in metro Detroit in the past week.

If you believe you are the victim of a domestic violence call 1-800-799-7233 or go to www.thehotline.org. 

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