A Washington woman has been charged with murder after her severely autistic adult twins were found starved to death.

The Kitsap County Superior Court indicted Sherrie Hill, 55, of Silverdale, Friday for the deaths of Chelsea and Connor, reported The Kitsap Sun. Special allegations of domestic violence were also leveled against Hill in connection with the deaths of her children.

Hill reportedly showed up at the St. Michael's Medical Center in Silverdale Thursday and told staff members she was feeling suicidal and informed them her nonverbal autistic 18-year-old twins were dead. According to the outlet, Hill also confessed to a social worker from the Behavioral Health Unit of neglecting her children and told detectives she couldn't remember the last time she had fed them.

Moreover, Hill reportedly told deputies she had attempted suicide at least six times in the previous month and claimed that she had not slept in three days. She told them she had found the twins "cold and blue" upon entering the teenagers' room Thursday. But instead of alerting authorities, Hill covered her unresponsive children in blankets, People said, citing a police report.

Hill reportedly told the social worker she had never intended to harm her children. "This is how crazy I am," she allegedly said. "I need to own up to my responsibilities, I can't believe I let this happen."

Hill has not entered a plea. She is currently being held without a bail bond. Meanwhile, the official cause of her children's deaths is pending an autopsy.

In 2017, the father and the stepmother of a boy in Illinois were charged with first-degree murder after the child died of starvation. The boy, who only weighed 17 pounds at the time of his death, was denied food "as a form of punishment," according to deputies. On top of the murder charge, the parents, identified as Michael and Georgina Roberts, both 42, faced a felony charge of child endangerment for the boy's death and a separate misdemeanor count of child endangerment for starving the child.

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