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Woman disarmed at UofL; Mom charged in 2 kids’ deaths

Mar. 27, 2008 @ 04:00 PM

Associated Press Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mother faces murder charges for allegedly killing her two children.

Louisville police Officer Phil Russell says 37-year-old Gail Lynn Coontz is charged with killing 14-year-old Greg Coontz and 10-year-old Nikki Coontz.

The children’s bodies were found Thursday morning after University of Louisville police investigated a campus hostage situation involving a female student armed with a gun. No one was harmed on the campus but Louisville officers found the children after being asked by university police to check on them.

Homicide detective Lt. Barry Wilkerson says the armed student was the same woman charged in the deaths.

Russell says Coontz is in custody at the University of Louisville hospital but is expected to be transferred to jail.