A jury on Tuesday convicted a woman in Castle Rock of murdering her two young children.
The trial for a Castle Rock mother accused of killing her own children began on Wednesday.
The two children who were found dead last Spring inside their Castle Rock home died from asphyxia due to smothering, according to a new report from the coroner in Douglas County.
Kelli Murphy, 41, now faces two different sets of charges — for first degree murder and for child abuse resulting in death.
It has been a difficult week for friends of two siblings who died in Castle Rock and their families.
Family, friends and neighbors gathered at Founders Park in Castle Rock Thursday evening to remember a brother and sister, their mother in custody for their murders.
A family friend is inviting the community to a vigil on Thursday evening for the two children found dead in their Castle Rock home. A memorial fund has also been set up by a local bank.
The Castle Rock mother accused of killing her 6 and 9-year-old children went before a judge Tuesday morning.
Police in Castle Rock on Monday afternoon said the mother of two children who were found dead in their home has been taken into police custody.