Professor: Woman Was Psychotic When She Killed 2 Children

February 26, 2019 - 12:14 pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale psychiatry professor has testified that a Connecticut woman was in a psychotic state when she drowned her two children in a bathtub and believed it was God's plan for the family to go to heaven.

The New Haven Register reports Dr. Paul Amble testified Monday in the murder trial of 39-year-old LeRoya Moore. He said Moore continues to suffer from schizo-affective disorder.

Amble testified for the defense. He evaluated Moore after the 2015 killings of her 6-year-old daughter, Aleisha, and her 7-year-old son, Daaron, in their East Haven home. Amble said Moore lived with the bodies for several days and repeatedly cut her wrists in a failed suicide attempt.

Moore's lawyers are pursuing an insanity defense.

The trial continues Tuesday in New Haven Superior Court.