Updated November 10, 2020 - 12:32 pm
A Las Vegas woman charged with killing her two young daughters faced a judge Tuesday morning.
Authorities said Amanda Sharp-Jefferson, 26, told the father of her children that the babies’ organs would be “worth a lot of money.”
She was arrested Friday on two counts of open murder after her boyfriend, Jaykwon Singleton, said he came home to find her at the apartment with their daughters, Rose, 1, and Lily, 2 months, stacked on top of each other in a baby swing, both dead, according to an arrest report.
Singleton told police that the couple had been together since 2018 and had not had any problems in their relationship until Sharp-Jefferson recently “started talking about the altar spirit world,” the report stated.
The father said he returned home at 1064 Sierra Vista Drive on Friday and realized the girls were unresponsive. He told police that Sharp-Jefferson “kept shushing him and at one point, made a statement that their organs were worth a lot of money,” according to the report.
Sharp-Jefferson told police that she believed she had been set up, that she did not have any children and she did not know Singleton.
Police have said it was unclear how the children died.
Court records list one prior arrest for Sharp-Jefferson. She pleaded no contest in January 2017 to a misdemeanor destruction of property charge, although the case was later dismissed.
She appeared on Tuesday before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron, who set another hearing for Thursday, when attorneys are expected to argue whether Sharp-Jefferson should continue to be held without bail.
Contact Alexis Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer David Ferrara contributed to this report.