Mother Accused of Brutally Killing Her Children

Young Siblings Were Shot In The Head

Another young mother has been accused of brutally murdering her children.

25-year-old Yokeia Smith, is being held for questioning in the shooting deaths of her two children, after officers found her waving a large shotgun on the side of a main road in St. Louis, Missouri.

Police arrived at Ms. Smith’s apartment to find two of Smith’s children dead.

Yokela Smith, 4, and Levada Brown, 5, had been shot, while a third child, 8, was also in the apartment but was unharmed.

Autopsies on Thursday determined the two children were both shot once in the head at close range with a shotgun and died instantly of the ‘devastating’ injuries.

Smith has not been formally charged with a crime.


After allegedly committing the shootings, she hopped in her car and ran over a father and his young son.

The 42-year-old man and his son, three, were taken to hospital but had non-life threatening injuries.
Police took her into custody but said they still cannot determine her motive for allegedly killing her children. She was rumored to be on anti-depressants.

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Yokeia Smith is being charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of her 4-year-old daughter and five-year-old son.

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