Editor’s note: Courtney Williams’ age has been corrected after clarification by county officials.

The last – Friday, April 8

Booking records show Courtney Williams is facing a murder charge and her bond has been set at $1 million.


Original story below:

LINDA, Calif. (KTXL) — A Linda woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her two children, the Yuba County Sheriff‘s Department said.

The sheriff’s department said the children’s father called 911 around 11:45 a.m. Thursday morning, saying his children may have drowned in their home.

Deputies attended the home on Sunshine Avenue near Linda Avenue and found a 5-month-old and a 2-year-old unresponsive in the bathroom. Both children died on the spot.

The sheriff’s department said the father had gone home for lunch when his wife allegedly told him ‘she had hurt the children’. After telling him about the children, deputies said the father searched the house and found the two boys in a bathtub full of water.

Authorities identified the suspect as 25-year-old Courtney Williams. The sheriff’s department said it currently believes the drownings were intentional.

“It was something, it was like a cry for help. You don’t do that to your kids,” Gordon Zenger said.

Zenger has lived in the neighborhood for 35 years.

“I thought they were a young married couple just starting out, married with young children. But you don’t know what happened. You couldn’t see that coming,” Zenger said.

“I have four of my own children. I can’t imagine what the father is going through,” resident Samuel Lyon said. “Let this father know this community feels for him too.”

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