A Detroit courtroom dealt with some pretty tense moments Thursday as Mitchelle Blair, the Detroit mom accused of killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a freezer for years, exploded in the courtroom, yelling, “Yes, I did kill her!”
According to My Fox Detroit, Blair, 35, is facing murder charges in the deaths of her children 9-year-old Stephen and 13-year-old Stoni. Blair’s 8-year-old son reportedly testified Thursday that he knew his mother had killed his brother and sister because he saw her do it. He also reportedly stated that his sister Stoni raped him. That news apparently upset the courtroom, as well as Blair, who then yelled at the boy’s father and admitted to killing Stoni, according to My Fox Detroit.
According to reports, the children’s bodies were found during an eviction at Blair’s home March 24. It was later determined by officials that “Stephen died in August 2012 and Stoni died the following May,” the New York Daily News reports.
The Daily News notes that Blair is accused of beating all four of her children and reportedly torturing Stephen before his death. After Stephen died in 2012, Blair allegedly wrapped the boy’s body and placed the body in the freezer. In May 2013, Blair reportedly strangled her daughter with a T-shirt and suffocated her with a plastic bag, the Daily News reports.
Blair is due back in court June 19, and the Daily News notes that her surviving children have been living with a relative.