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Jovan Paris Trevino, 33, employed by the county ofClark in a job to help children and families, is accused of drowning her children. Bullhead City Police
A Nevada mother who said police and hospital staff that she drowned her two young children had worked for a child welfare agency for three years, county officials said Thursday.
Jovan Paris Trevino, 33, was arrested Tuesday at a hospital in Bullhead City, Arizona, where she voluntarily admitted for treatment and confessed to killing her 1-year-old daughter, Gihanna Fox, and her 4-year-old son, Christopher Fox III, according to an arrest report obtained "by Las Vegas Review-Journal .
The children's bodies were found in their home in Henderson on Monday - along with a suicide note written by Trevino. alcohol before drinkingdre in his son's room and trick him into going into a bathtub, police said.
"Jovan tricked Christopher into playing him on his stomach in the tub inside him giving him a pair of glasses and using them to see better underwater, "the detectives wrote.
Trevino then used his leg to immobilize his son underwater, killing him" in three to four minutes ”before drowning Gihanna in a bathtub in a master bedroom, police said.
Christopher Fox, 4, and Gihanna Fox, 1. Figcaption > GoFundMe
Trevino attempted suicide after the murders, but left home in his car. Authorities later found a suicide no te on Trevino's unlocked phone saying she couldn't "leave this Earth and leave my precious children behind", KTNV "reported .
A large knife and a bloody towel were also found in a master bedroom, the station reported.
Trevino had been wanted since the children's father calledcops at her house because "things didn't seem fair," according to the police report.
The mother, who waived her extradition to Nevada at a hearing Wednesday, works for the Clark County Family Services Department since July 2019, the "officials county told the Review-Journal .
She has been employed full-time as a family services assistant, earning nearly $ 39,000 a year to complete paperwork, help families ask for help and monitor visits. Previously, she was a part-time family services specialist between January 2018 and June 2019, county spokesperson Erik Pappa told the newspaper.
An online fundraiser set up by Christopher Fox to cover his children's funeral expenses raised over $ 14,000 on Thursday.
"We lost my two childrenbecause of an unnecessary crime, ”reads the website. "Christopher and Gihanna were our adorable kids and just made our days better by just watching them smile.
Trevino, meanwhile, had previously sought full custody of the children in a case against Fox, claiming a history of domestic violence. The couple had lived together, but were not married, the Review-Journal reported.
Trevino told cops at the hospital that she decided to kill herself on Sunday, but hadn't decided at first whether she would take her children's lives too. She then decided Monday morning to kill her children and then herself, according to KTNV.