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Dagenham’s Alexander ‘murdered her two young sons found by dad as he kicked in home’

Kara Alexander

Kara Alexander, 45, of Cornwallis Road, Dagenham, stands accused of killing her two sons Marley, 5, and Elijah, 2, last seen alive on December 15th 2022.

On December 16th 2022, the kids’ father, Selvin Thomas, called the police after he grew concerned for their welfare. As nobody from the property answered the door, the father forced entry into the property and found his sons lifeless bodies.

Kara Alexander was found in a nearby garden and immediately detained by the police. She has entered not guilty pleas and will stand trial at the Old Bailey on from July 10th.

Kara Alexander stands accused of murdering her two sons

Prosecutor Philip Evans KC said: ‘Post mortem results have not yet obtained. Initial subtle findings indicate the normal mechanics of breathing had been interfered with, which could include smothering and drowning.’ 

Detective Inspector Sean Treweek said at the time: “This is clearly an extremely distressing incident with many unanswered questions, however at this very early stage, nobody else is sought in connection with the deaths.

I want to thank local people for the assistance they have given officers as they work to establish the full circumstances of these two tragic deaths. They will see additional officers in the area, and anyone with information or concerns should speak with those officers.”

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