Children Killed in East Haven Died of Antihistamine Intoxication: Police

Two young Connecticut children found dead in their East Haven home in June died after being poisoned with antihistamines used to treat sneezing and runny noses, according to police.

Their deaths have been ruled homicides and their mother has been charged with murder.

Police found Aleisha Moore, 6, and Daaron Moore, 8, in their home on Strong Street in June after receiving a 911 call from their mother’s friend, who said LeRoya Moore, the children’s 36-year-old-mother, was planning on committing suicide.

The home was filled with natural gas when first responders arrived and LeRoya Moore admitted that she opened a gas line in the home and said, "I stabbed them, I released them," according to police.

She has been charged with murder and reckless endangerment and court documents say she wrote in a note that she was sending her children to heaven.

Inside the home, police found 46 bottles and boxes of medication, some of which were near the children. They  said they believed the chidlren's death was the result of poisoning.

On Tuesday, the office of the chief medical examiner confirmed that the children were killed and said Aleisha and Daaron died of acute intoxication of diphenhydramine. Their deaths have been ruled homicides, police said in a news release on Wednesday.

Authorities also found a typed document on the floor of the home near the children's feet.

"I don't know the reason why, but we were meant to die today," the letter, apparently signed by Moore, said, "they should not be left to burden anyone because I am the only one who could love them like a mother. Not an institution or a social woker."

Police said they will not release any additional information about the medical examiner’s report.

Moore was not immediately available for comment and her attorney is unknown.

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