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Mother remanded over babies' deaths

Felicia Boots and husband Jeff Boots Photo:

A mother has been remanded in custody charged with murdering her baby son and daughter.

34 year old Felicia Boots is accused of murdering her 10-week-old son Mason, and his 14-month-old sister Lily at their upmarket family home in Wandsworth.

Mrs Boots, who was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a dark grey jumper, spoke in a soft Canadian accent when she confirmed her name and address at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court in Battersea, south west London.

She was held in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

As she left the court she waved to her parents and a friend who were watching proceedings from the public gallery.

Mrs Boots, a trained hairdresser, was arrested at the house in Killarney Road on Wednesday. The children were found unconscious by their father, Jeff Boots, when he returned home from work on Wednesday. Emergency services were unable to revive the children.

Post mortem tests have so far given no formal cause of death for the children. But police officers believe they were smothered.

Both Mr Boots, an investment banker, and his wife are understood to have moved to the UK in the last few years from Canada.

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