Madison McDonald Wiki – Madison McDonald Bio
Madison McDonald is the Texas mother who walked into a police station on April 5 and confessed that she had killed her two young daughters. The Irving Police Department said McDonald was arrested and charged with capital murder.
Police spokesman Officer Robert Reeves identified the two children as Lillian Mae McDonald, who would have turned 2 in May, and 6-year-old Archer Hammond.
She is 30 years old.
Madison McDonald Accused of Killing Daughters
McDonald arrived at the Irving Police Department on April 5 around 10 p.m. Officer Reeves explained during a news conference, which WFAA-TV made available on YouTube, that no one works at the front desk at night. But there is a phone in the lobby that people can use to call for help.
Reeves said McDonald used the lobby phone to dial 911 and told the dispatcher that she had killed her two daughters. He described her demeanor as “very calm” as all of this played out.
Reeves explained that officers immediately responded to McDonald’s home at the Anthem Apartments located on Cowboys Parkway. After forcing the door open, with the Irving Fire Department’s help, they found the two children dead inside the apartment.
McDonald claimed she had smothered the children. But police said the medical examiner’s office would determine the cause of death.
When asked for a motive for the killings, Reeves did not speculate. He told reporters they are working to determine a motive but added, “There’s not going to be a definition or reason that would ever justify the murder of two small children.”
McDonald claimed her daughters were “being abused,” the outlets reported. She stressed that she “would do anything to protect” them, which included the drastic step of “eliminating them.” Heavy has reached out to the Irving Police Department for a copy of the affidavit.
McDonald was booked into the Irving City Jail and denied bail. Reeves said she would be transferred to the Dallas County Jail as the case proceeds. As of this writing, it was not clear whether McDonald had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
Inmate records show she faces capital murder charges with a special designation because the victims were under 10.
In Texas, capital murder carries a possible death penalty sentence if the defendant is convicted. Prosecutors may also pursue a life in prison without the possibility of parole. But the state does not allow for the death penalty if the defendant is found to have a mental disability or legally incapacitated.