Mo. mother charged in death of infant twins

Mo. mother charged in death of infant twins
Maya Caston was charged with second-degree murder and abuse and neglect. (Source: St. Louis Co. Police Department)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV/CBS) – A mother has been charged with murder after her newborn twins were found dead Wednesday morning.

Maya Caston, 25, was charged on January 12, 2020 with second-degree murder and abuse and neglect.

Officers from the North County Precinct were called to the 2100 block of Roundtree Drive shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. When they arrived, they found two babies, a girl and boy, dead.

St. Louis County police said the mother told them she went into labor unexpectedly and the twins were stillborn.

Around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, officers said the incident was re-classified as suspicious deaths.

On Saturday, police said the twins were carried full term and neither was stillborn. Caston was taken into custody.

Police said Caston covered her children’s mouths and noses with a towel and a blanket and concealed them. Police said she failed to get medical attention and the baby boy and girl died as a result on Wednesday, January 8.

Caston is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

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