Woman charged after grandchildren drowned

The Canadian Press

February 12, 2009

SARNIA—A Wallaceburg, Ont., woman has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her grandchildren.

Sarnia police told a news conference today that Jane LaMarsh, 48, also faces a charge of attempted murder in relation to her daughter.

Police have been investigating since a car plunged into the St. Clair River on Dec. 3.

LaMarsh and her 12-year-old daughter, Jennifer LaMarsh, managed to get out of the vehicle and make it to shore.

The grandchildren, six-year-old Taiya Talbot and 10-year-old Tyler Bernard, died in the submerged vehicle.

Jane LaMarsh was scheduled to make a court appearance today.