Mom Reportedly Mails Knife to Kids & Instructs Them to Kill Their Grandparents (VIDEO)

leticia silvaLeticia Silva, a 31-year-old mom who lost custody of her two daughters, allegedly mailed her children a knife and instructed them to kill their paternal grandparents, who have permanent custody of them. The grandmother told law enforcement officials in February that she found a kitchen knife under the pillow of one of the girls. The girls then reportedly told investigators that Silva mailed them a switchblade pocket knife and called them around Christmastime, and asked them to take a knife from the kitchen and to kill their grandparents with it.

A police officer said: "The grandparents have told me that they spoke to the children and ... neither one of them would carry it out." Silva turned herself in on Monday, is being charged with four counts of solicitation to commit murder, and is being held on a $5 million secured bond.

If this is true, I think it's pretty obvious why Silva didn't have custody of her children. It's heartbreaking to think about a mother who loves her kids so much and can't be with them, but when you start mailing knives to them, asking them to kill family members, you kind of lose any and all sympathy. It isn't clear why Silva didn't have custody of her kids in the first place, but if she really did do this, it seems like she wasn't fit to parent her girls.

If found guilty, I doubt Silva has much of a chance of ever getting her children back again -- which may not have otherwise been the case. It's sad, but it's probably what's best for the kids.

What do you think of this?

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handy... handy0318

I'm not buying that she "loves her kids so much and can't be with them"...

Love motivates people to do what is best for their children. Encouraging them to murder, especially murdering their own grandparents who are caring for them...doesn't remotely fall into the category of "doing what is best for the children".

jalaz77 jalaz77

Aaand this is why the nutcase should never be allowed custody. Not even supervised.

mothe... motherofpugs

That's one crazy bitch. I am glad her children had the foresight to know what she asked of them was wrong, good thing she didn't get to raise them.

cew816 cew816

Poor kids. They are going to need serious counseling after this and probably other things that this mother exposed them to.

Venae Venae

Please take her uterus.  I've never understood why they allow crazy bitches like this to continue to be able to have babies.

tuffy... tuffymama

She looks like a crazy, miserable beyotch. That was a nutty scheme she cooked up.

Melan... Melanie_berries

I can never condone this type of behavior. Its nauseating and completely insane! However, albeit she may have mental/emotional issues, I can understand the desperation most mothers would feel in a similar situation...but that was waaayyyy too extreme! I do hope she gets what she deserves! And throw away the key...let those babes have a chance to grow up as normally as they can

youth... youthfulsoul

She needs her parental rights terminated. Nut.

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