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Mother accused of killing two children faces judge

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A mother accused of killing her two small children last summer in East Haven plead not guilty in court on Monday.

Eyewitness News was the only station in New Haven Superior Court on Monday morning when 36-year-old LeRoya Moore faced a judge.

Prosecutors say Moore poisoned her two young children back in June.

On Monday, Moore spoke flatly as she faced a judge on those murder charges.

A 7-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister were poisoned in their own home on June 2, which led investigators to charge their mother.

Moore, of East Haven, appeared in court to enter a plea of not guilty in response to the double murder charges.

The chief medical examiner's office said 7-year-old Daaron Moore and his 6-year-old sister Aleisha Moore died from acute intoxication of diphenhydramine, which is an Antihistamine found in medications like Benadryl.

Police said Moore reportedly left a note behind, saying the children would be better off in heaven.

Judge Patrick Clifford asked Moore a series of questions to ensure she fully understood how the case would move forward.

“Is that correct that you're waiving your right to have a probable-cause hearing today,” Clifford asked.

“Yes, your honor,” Moore responded.

A probable-cause hearing would have determined whether there is enough evidence to move forward with the prosecution.

Instead, the case will continue with pre-trial proceedings.

If convicted, Moored could be sentenced to life in prison.

The case is expected to continue on Dec. 21.

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