GREG RISLING, Associated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities have charged a woman with killing her two children, who were supposed to have been returned to their father in Georgia during the weekend.
Orange County prosecutors say 42-year-old Marilyn Edge was charged Monday with two counts of murder with special circumstances. She is eligible for the death penalty if convicted.
Edge is accused of murdering her 9-year-old daughter Faith and 13-year-old son Jaelen on Saturday. Their bodies were found in a Santa Ana hotel room.
The cause of death has not been released.
An attorney representing Edge's ex-husband says the suspect lost custody of her children last week and was expected to return them to Georgia on Sunday.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)