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What's next for mom who admitted to killing her 3 kids?

Posted at 6:21 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 21:03:04-05

PHOENIX — Police say a woman arrested on suspicion of killing her young children in Phoenix told investigators that she suffocated her son and two daughters.

Prosecutors say Henry acknowledged having a history of drug addiction and that her children had previously been removed from their home in Oklahoma due to issues related to her drug problem.

Authorities said Henry wasn't under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the killings.

During her IA appearance, the judge says that Henry had her children taken away when she lived in Oklahoma due to drug involvement. ABC15 reached out to the Oklahoma Department of Health Services to try to obtain additional information on what happened in the previous cases. Here is their response:

"We are devastated to learn of the deaths of these three children. However, the information requested is confidential under Oklahoma statute. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is not investigating the deaths of the children involved. The investigation is being conducted by Arizona law enforcement. Oklahoma's death and near-death release statute is found at Title 10A O.S. 1-6-105 [oscn.net] and the confidentiality statute is found at Title 10A O.S. 1-6-102 [oscn.net]."

So, what's next for Henry? Legal analyst Hector Diaz weighs in on next steps in the player below.