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Posted Jul 21 2010 5:51pm

911 Call: Mom Didn’t Want Autistic Kids
Published : Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010, 4:15 PM CDT
Adapted for Web by Tracy DeLatte,

IRVING, Texas - The Irving mother who strangled her two children earlier this week told a 911 operator she did so because they were both autistic and she wanted normal children.

Police said 30-year-old Saiqa Akhter strangled 5-year-old Zain and 2-year-old Faraal.

She then called 911. Listen to the call .

She can be heard in an audio recording repeating, “I kill my both kids. They are died.”

Akhter also told the operator that she tried to make the children drink bathroom cleaner, but they wouldn’t swallow. So instead she wrapped wire around their necks until “they are no more.”

“I know the policeman come to pick me,” she said.

When the operator asked Akhter why she did it, she explained both her children were autistic.

“Both are autistic. I don’t want my kids to be like that. I want normal kids,” she said. “I don’t want my kids to be autistic. I kill both of them.”

Paramedics who arrived at Akhter’s apartment in the 3300 block of Esters Road Monday evening found the children blue and unconscious in a bedroom .

Zain was pronounced dead at the hospital. His little sister Faraal was taken off life support Wednesday morning.

Akhter now faces capital murder charges.
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