Mother faces court charged with sons' murders

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A mother of two will appear in court today charged with murdering both her children.

Jael Mullings, 21, is accused of stabbing to death her sons Romario, two, and Delayno Mullings-Sewell, three months, at their Manchester home on 12 November.

She will appear before Manchester City Magistrates' Court today.

Police were called to the family home in Kilmington Drive, Cheetham Hill, shortly before 5.45pm on 12 November following reports of concern for the children's welfare.

Officers attended and discovered the boy's bodies. The post-mortem examination concluded that both children died as a result of a single stab wound to their chests.

The local authority and a police watchdog announced they were launching separate investigations in the aftermath of the alleged murders.

Manchester City Council announced it was reviewing the contact between its children's services department and Mullings, who was known to them.

And the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is reviewing Greater Manchester Police's handling of the case.

Officers had called at the house where the boys' bodies were found just hours before the brothers were killed.

The boys were described as "gorgeous" and "beautiful" by their family.

Their mother was sectioned under the Mental Health Act following their deaths.