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Mother Accused Of Murdering Baby Daughters Said Their Organs Were ‘Worth A Lot Of Money,’ Boyfriend Says

Las Vegas, NV – A Las Vegas woman accused of murdering her two young children allegedly told the babies’ father that their daughters’ organs would be “worth a lot of money,” according to investigators.

Jaykwon Singleton said that when he came home to the Sierra Vista Drive apartment he shares with his family on Nov. 6, he found the bodies of his daughters, two-month-old Lily and one-year-old Rose, stacked on top of one another in a baby swing, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Singleton later told police that the children’s mother, 26-year-old Amanda Sharp-Jefferson, “kept shushing him and at one point, made a statement that their organs were worth a lot of money,” according to an arrest report.

He said he and Sharp-Jefferson have been together since 2018, but that they’d recently begun having problems because Singleton had “started talking about the altar spirit world,” police said in the report.

Singleton noted that several weeks before the girls were murdered, Sharp-Jefferson accused him of cheating on her “with his spirit wife,” KVVU reported.

According to investigators, Sharp-Jefferson denied knowing Singleton and told police she did not have any children, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

She allegedly told investigators she lived alone and woke up on Nov. 6 to find someone else’s two dead babies in her living room, according to KVVU.

Sharp-Jefferson claimed she was the victim of a set-up, and alleged that someone had brought children’s items into her home to make it appear like the babies lived there, according to police.

She said she did not call 911 after discovering the dead babies in her living room, and told officers she went and took a shower instead.

Sharp-Jefferson denied having been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but allegedly told police they might find marijuana inside her home, according to KVVU.

Investigators have not yet determined how the babies were killed, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Singleton said his first thought was that their mother might have “drowned them or something,” according to KVVU.

He told the news outlet that he forgives his girlfriend for killing their young daughters and that he plans to stand behind her.

Sharp-Jefferson was arrested on two counts of murder on Nov. 6. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

According to court records, she previously pleaded guilty to a charge of destruction of property in January of 2017, but the misdemeanor case was later dismissed.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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