Mother accused of murdering 2 of her children files insanity plea

Claudena Helton mugshot/Montgomery County Jail

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The woman accused of murdering two of her children will plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Claudena Helton’s attorney filed the notice on Thursday.

Helton will have to undergo a mental evaluation to determine if the plea will be accepted.

She is due back in court on December 1st at 3 p.m.

Helton faces the death penalty for the murders of her 8-year-old daughter Khmorra and her 6-year-old son Kaiden.

She admitted to police that she shot both children in the head and dragging their bodies outside. Both children died three days after being shot.

According to a court affidavit obtained by 2 NEWS, Helton admitted to detectives she shot her two kids to save them from the evils of the world.

A grand jury previously indicted Helton on six counts of murder.

Helton is being held on $1 million bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s