Mon, June 14, 2004

Mom tells cops: I killed my kids


DETECTIVES FOUND the bodies of two young girls at a rock quarry in Washington state after their mother called police to say she had killed them, authorities said. Charlene Dorcy, 39, told officers Saturday evening she shot and killed her two children -- 2-year-old Brittney and 4-year-old Jessica Dorcy, Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said yesterday.

Cox said Dorcy led detectives to the girls' bodies at an abandoned rock pit.

"Our hearts are ripped out like anybody else's," Sheriff Dave Brown said. "We have children, we are parents and cannot fathom for a moment ever doing something like this."

Dorcy was being held in Skamania County jail yesterday. She was on suicide watch, KGW-TV of Portland reported.

Sheriff's officers said they planned to speak with Dorcy's husband before commenting on her mental state.