Las Vegas Woman Accused of Killing Daughters Because Organs ‘Worth a Lot of Money’

(New York Post) A 26-year-old Las Vegas woman has been accused of killing her two daughters – allegedly telling their father that the infants’ organs would be “worth a lot of money,” according to a report.

Amanda Sharp-Jefferson, 26, was arrested Friday on murder charges after her boyfriend, Jaykwon Singleton, said he came home to find her with their unresponsive daughters — Rose, 1, and Lily, 2 months — on top of each other in a baby swing, both dead, the Review Journal reported, citing an arrest report.

Singleton told investigators that Sharp-Jefferson “kept shushing him and at one point, made a statement that their organs were worth a lot of money,” according to the report.

When asked about comments about the value of the organs, Sharp-Jefferson said she “saw a movie where people made money on body parts after a person died,” the report said, according to Fox 5 Vegas.

Police have said it was unclear how the two daughters died.

Sharp-Jefferson appeared Tuesday before Justice Karen Bennett-Haron, who set another hearing for Thursday, when attorneys are expected to argue whether the suspect should continue to be held without bail.

In January 2017, Sharp-Jefferson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor destruction of property charge [read more…]