Mother accused of killing 2 children could face death penalty - Tucson News Now

Mother accused of killing 2 children could face death penalty

Perla Morales Perla Morales
4-year-old Emma Rosovich and 17-month-old Richard Rosovich Jr. 4-year-old Emma Rosovich and 17-month-old Richard Rosovich Jr.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty if a Tucson woman is convicted of killing her two young children.

Perla Morales is now set for trial in February for the murders of 17-month-old Richard Rosovich Jr. and 4-year-old Emma Rosovich.

Police say Morales shot both children at close range last August after her boyfriend threatened to leave her.

In an interim complaint, a brief synopsis by a Tucson Police detective describes a conversation 25-year-old Perla Morales allegedly had with a 911 operator. 

According to the detective's report, Morales called 911 and stated that "she needed an ambulance because all her kids are dead."

The report also says the 911 operator called back Morales, and Morales "advised she shot kids and cut her wrists."

Tucson police responded to the home on the 900 block of West Calle Colado in August. 

The interim complaint says Morales had an argument with her boyfriend before the shooting where he "threatened to leave her."  The report says Morales admitted "she shot the children multiple times."

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