A 29-year-old North Carolina woman has been arrested for her involvement in the deaths of her two children.
On Sunday, the Raleigh Police Department posted an announcement on Twitter regarding the incident.
“The Raleigh Police Department has charged Launice Shanique Battle with two counts of murder in connection to a death investigation at 3400 Wake Forest Road on August 27.”
The Raleigh Police Department has charged Launice Shanique Battle with two counts of murder in connection to a death investigation at 3400 Wake Forest Road on August 27. pic.twitter.com/HNKRfxiUCo
— Raleigh Police (@raleighpolice) August 29, 2022
Battle was charged with the felony murders of her 2 and 3-year-old daughters. She was detained at Duke Raleigh Hospital on Saturday night after the police were called to the location. Three-year-old Amora Lou Milbourne and her 2-year-old sister, Trinity Michelle Milbourne, were reportedly left in a hot vehicle, according to their father. Battle’s cousin claimed it was an accident.
The woman’s family continues to support her. A cousin, Keisha Harris, said the Battle was a “caring and loving mother.”
“She was always there. She’s a caring and loving mother to her kids at the end of the day. She’s not a cold-blooded murderer. She’s not a killer. She was just a young girl– may have been experiencing depression or whatever the case may be. She just made a bad decision. At the end of the day, she was a good mother to those girls.”
Lisacious Williams, another cousin, said the family was devastated by the loss.
“We love Launice no matter what, and we will support her no matter what. This was a careless mistake.”
The Cary, North Carolina, woman was denied bond, and her plea hasn’t been determined. She also has a 6-year-old son.