'I don't want them anymore:' Mother arrested after 2 children found dead

Police say 3-year-old boy, 5-year-old girl found tied up in bed
2 children found dead in Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami, April 12, 2022
Posted at 7:59 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 13:19:23-04

MIAMI — A Miami mother has been arrested after her children were found tied up and dead in a bedroom inside their home, police said.

Odette Joassaint, 41, was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder, Miami police said.

According to an arrest report, Joassaint repeatedly called 911 Tuesday night but never explained why.

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Police said when officers arrived at the home on Northeast 75th Street in the Little Haiti neighborhood, she told them, "Come get them. I don't want them anymore."

Officers then found the bodies of a 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl lying in bed with their arms, legs and neck tied.

Police didn't say how the children were killed.

Joassaint was being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.