Police: Ohio mom shot kids to save them from the 'evils of the world'

Claudena Helton ( photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - A Dayton woman accused of fatally shooting two of her children told police she did it to save them from the "evils of the world," according to an affidavit.

The affidavit was released as Claudena Helton made her first court appearance Monday afternoon. In the affidavit, police say Helton made the admission during an interview with officers. Police also interviewed Helton's other daughter, who told them her mom had shot her brother and sister and that she'd asked her to help carry them out of the house.

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Helton appeared via teleconference Monday afternoon in Montgomery County Court, a judge set her bond at $1 million.

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