Mother Charged With Killing 2 Daughters

KDKA's Jennifer Borrasso has more on the mother being charged.

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A-- mother is now charged with shooting and killing her two daughters. The murders happened this afternoon, in Ambridge. The woman turned herself in and was charged late tonight. Jennifer Borrasso is live with the new information from the D.A., Jennifer.

JENNIFER BORRASSO: That's right, Ken. Well The Beaver County D.A. Confirms that Krisinda Bright is charged with two counts of criminal homicide, accused of killing two of her children. Two daughters. According to the criminal complaint, Bright reported those crimes after calling 9-1-1. The big question is why.

- Gruesome scene.

JENNIFER BORRASSO: Krisinda Bright of Ambridge is charged with two counts of criminal homicide. The 48-year-old woman is accused of shooting to death two of her children. Two daughters inside their home. 908 Maplewood Avenue, Ambridge, Beaver County.

KDKA has confirmed Krisinda Bright of Ambridge is charged with two counts of criminal homicide. The 48-year-old woman is accused of shooting to death two of her children, two daughters inside their home. 908 Maplewood Avenue, Ambridge, Beaver County. According to the criminal complaint, after the shootings break called 9-1-1 to report the crimes. When police arrived, they say she allowed them into her home. And they found the bodies in different rooms of the house.

JOHN DELUCA: When the officers arrived on scene, they found two deceased individuals inside the residence. At that point, we also made contact and took an adult female into custody for the shooting.

JENNIFER BORRASSO: Police shut down the block as they collected evidence. Rachel Kruze had to get a police escort when she tried to drop off her son's friend who lives nearby.

RACHEL KRUZE: I'm little nervous. My mom lives right on Church street, a few blocks from here. So I'd like to make sure she's OK.

JENNIFER BORRASSO: Hours later, police took Bright from the police station to the Beaver County jail, where she will be formally charged. Meantime, police are still trying to track down family members of the victims.

DAVID LOZIER: No we're not going to identify the victims in any way until we have confirmation from the Coroner that all family members have been notified.

JENNIFER BORRASSO: Once again, Bright is locked up and the Beaver County jail awaiting arraignment. We were told earlier from the Ambridge Police Chief that the crime was so gruesome that they brought in counselors for Police Officers. Reporting live, Jennifer Borrasso. KDKA News.