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Court documents: Tucson woman admits to shooting, killing twin grandsons

TUCSON – An interim complaint obtained Monday revealed that Dorothy Flood admitted to killing her two twin grandsons and attempted to commit suicide by drug overdose.

On Thursday, deputies responded to a residence in the 2400 block of W. Kessler Place near La Cholla Boulevard and Ruthrauff Road Thursday afternoon. Officials said two elementary-aged twins were found dead in the home with obvious signs of trauma. The grandmother of the children was later arrested for first-degree murder.

Dorothy Flood/ Pima County Sheriff’s Department

The interim complaint revealed that the 55-year-old allegedly shot the twins multiple times.

Both boys attended Laguna Elementary School and several parents and children were shocked and saddened after hearing the news.

“It brings a lot of anger and you just want to wish ill things about her,” Guadalupe Lugo, a mother at Laguna Elementary School, said. “But you know may god bless her and you know, hopefully they can forgive here for what she did…I don’t even want to talk about it.”

PCSD initially reported that Flood was treated after she was found unresponsive in the home Thursday with symptoms of an apparent overdose.

Authorities identified the two boys as Jaden and Jorden Webb Friday. The interim complaint confirmed the 8-year-old boys had autism.

“It’s sad and scary you know I feel really bad for those little boys and everything that happened to them,” Cody Huddleston, father of students at Laguna Elementary said. “You know, Hailey’s seen them every morning. They were always smiling, they seemed like really good kids.”

The grandmother took guardianship of the 8-year-old children after their mother, Kristen Webb died Feb. 18, 2017, police documents say.

“I feel really sad that there own grandmother did that and I just feel really uncomfortable here now that that happened,” Hailey Huddleston, student at Laguna Elementary, said. “I like to think about when I helped them on the swing and they pushed me and gave me chocolates all the time.”

Flood is charged with two counts of homicide.

“Hopefully they’re (Jaden and Jorden Webb) in a better place,” Lugo said.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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