Tennessee Woman Charged With Murder After Her Premature Newborn Twins Die With Drugs in Their Systems

Tiffany Marie Roberts, 29, of Tennessee // HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

A Tennessee mother whose premature twins died with cocaine and other drugs in their systems is charged with murder, court records show.

On Tuesday, police responded to a call from TC Thompson Children’s Hospital about a death investigation involving twins who were born that day and died shortly after, according to a Hamilton County Criminal Court arrest affidavit obtained by multiple outlets including The Tennessean.

On Saturday, Tiffany Marie Roberts, 29, of Chattanooga, gave birth to twins when she was just 23 weeks pregnant, the affidavit says, local station WHNT 19 reports.

The newborns tested positive for several drugs including cocaine when they were born and died two days later, according to the affidavit.

On the day Roberts gave birth, she said she went to the hospital when she became short of breath after she allegedly admitted to taking ecstasy, the affidavit shows.

The doctors performed an emergency delivery, the affidavit states.

She allegedly told doctors “she has a problem” with drugs, the affidavit says, local station WTVC reports.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, KC Baker