Last December, a family made headlines after the mom, Samantha Ford, drowned her 23-month-old twins in the bathtub. Now, Samantha has released a letter blaming her former mother-in-law and ex-husband for the deaths.
Samantha, who was sentenced to 10 years in confinement for the murders, wrote a “cryptic” letter to her ex-mother-in-law.
Samantha Ford sent a scathing letter to her former husband and mother-in-law blaming them for her twins’ deaths, though she is currently serving jail time for the murders.
Her ex-husband, Steven, told Kent Online, that he is “talking to police and the unit to see if we can prevent this from happening again. My mum is absolutely distraught by this. It’s made her ill. She’s been crying all day.”
Steven has not released the letter, but he shared that the “letter is her blaming me for the death of my children. Blaming my mum for not supporting her and she calls me a sicko and says my behavior is disgusting.”
Samantha maintained that she was innocent of murder during the trial, though she did plead guilty to manslaughter. Police and investigators allege that she killed her children after being enraged by the divorce and being forced to move back to the UK from an “affluent” home in Qatar.
told police at the time of her arrest, “I’ve killed my babies. I have had a
breakdown. I would never hurt them…they are my miracle babies. It’s all a dream.”
had posted a moving poem last Father’s Day about the death of his children. “I
miss you both so much, it hurts me so bad / I wish I could turn back time, to
when I was Dad,” he wrote.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.