Mom Mails Kids Knife in Alleged Murder Plot

Leticia Silva is accused of giving a knife to her kids to convince them to kill their grandparents.
1:56 | 03/06/13

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It sits here kind words of an alleged criminal. -- -- -- I. I mean he. Again yeah. -- teaches Silva spoke candidly with the judge as she made her first appearance in court at the -- county detention center Tuesday morning. Silva is charged with four counts of first degree solicitation -- murder. According to warrants authorities say she tried to get her seven and nine year old daughters to kill their grandparents in Greeneville starting around Christmas time. Police say Silva mailed her kids and night and she did all this from her home in Lakeland Florida. At some point they say Silva asked her other daughter to grab a steak -- from the kitchen. The grandmother actually located in -- and -- the children's bedroom underneath the bill. That's when detected Charles Mitchell says the grandparents came to the sheriff's office to report it. It is hard to say what a child -- good. The -- parents have told me that I spoke to the children the children you wanna open. Would carry it out. The -- they love the grab her as very much. -- neighbor we spoke with he didn't want her face or name shown on camera agrees. And -- little girls along. OK let me -- The girls have been in the custody of their paternal grandparents for seven years and only speak to their mother once or twice a month while detectives continue to work on a motive for the alleged crime the moderate these children remains in jail with hopes of visiting with turf and -- and -- Now -- -- boyfriend and parents that you just saw there did not speak to us on camera. They tell us that this is all a misunderstanding and they believe the paternal grandparents are making all of this -- still -- remains in the -- county detention center under a five million dollar bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for march 21 according to bring -- newsroom amana brand and news challenge --

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