Woman accused of choking 2 children in hospital

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A woman is accused of using a wheelchair to choke two young children to death in her nursing home in California, authorities said.ABC News affiliate KABC in Sacramento reported the woman told the children’s parents that they were being held in a bedroom by her, and that they would not eat, drink or be allowed to go outside, according to a criminal complaint.

When the children were still unresponsive, the woman allegedly pushed the children to the floor, the complaint said.

She then put her arm around them and began choking them.

The children were rushed to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of death, and the woman is being held on $5 million bail.ABC 7’s Julie LaFave contributed to this report.

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