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IN mother pleads guilty to killing her four children

An Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to killing her four young children.

In court Tuesday, Angelica Alvarez described how she took them to the basement and gave them sleeping pills before strangling them with her bare hands. The children ranged in age from 8 to 2.

The 27-year-old mother told the judge she then tried to hang herself with a lamp cord, and when that didn't work, took some sleeping pills. She was near death when her husband came home and found her next to the bodies of the children.

Her lawyer says Alvarez left a note on the computer saying the children would be better off in heaven.

In a plea deal, she accepts a life sentence without the possibility of parole in each of the killings. And the prosecutor agrees not to seek the death penalty.

The Elkhart, Indiana, mother is to be formally sentenced later this month.

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