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Detroit mom of murdered kids found dead in freezer confesses in court room outburst

June 4, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Detroit mom of murdered kids found dead in freezer confesses in court room outburst

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The Detroit mom accused of killing two of her kids and hiding their bodies in the freezer for years admitted to at least one of the deaths, screaming, “Yes, I did kill her!” in court Thursday.

Mitchelle Blair is charged with murder after the bodies of two of her children, 9-year-old Stephen and 13-year-old Stoni, were discovered in the family’s home in March.

Her 8-year-old son — who knew his brother and sister had been killed and their bodies were in the freezer — testified against his mom Thursday at a custody hearing for Blair’s two surviving children, the boy and a 17-year-old girl.

When the boy told the court that he watched his mom kill his sister, Blair started yelling, My Fox Detroit reported. She screamed at the boy’s father and then admitted that she killed Stoni.

“Yes, I did kill her!” she yelled.

Police found Stoni and Stephen’s bodies on March 24 when deputies went to her home with an eviction notice. Officials determined that Stephen died in August 2012 and Stoni died the following May.


Mitchelle Blair is charged with killing 9-year-old Stephen and 13-year-old Stoni.

Blair, who is accused of beating all four of her children, tortured Stephen for two weeks before his death, investigators said. She threw boiling water on him, choked him with a belt and stuck his head in a plastic bag, police said.

When he became unresponsive on Aug. 30, 2012, Blair wrapped him in a sheet and stuck him in the freezer, police said.

Nine months later, Blair strangled Stoni with a T-shirt and suffocated her with a plastic bag, police said. The mom burned the girl with a clothes iron before she wrapped the body in plastic, police said.

Then, Blair made her 17-year-old daughter stash Stoni’s body in the freezer.

The 17-year-old told an officer that Blair abused her surviving children, too: The mom whipped and burned the teenager and her 8-year-old brother with an extension cord. During the Thursday hearing, the 8-year-old said he was sexually abused in his home.

Police charged Blair with felony murder, premeditated murder, torture and child abuse, and has remained in jail without bond.

The 17-year-old girl and the 8-year-old boy have been living with a relative.

Michigan’s Department of Human Services is seeking to end Blair’s parental rights, as well as those of the children’s deadbeat fathers.

Both Alexander Dorsey, the father of the 17-year-old and Stoni, and Stephen Berry, the father of the 8-year-old and young Stephen, owe thousands in child support, the state claimed. The dads rarely saw their kids, Blair said.

Blair, who is awaiting competency evaluations for her criminal case, is due back in court on June 19.

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