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Mom Accused of Murdering Her Dad, 6-Year-Old Daughter

Deputies say that after Jessie murdered her father and daughter, she watched an episode of the television show "Criminal Minds" which gave her the idea to get rid of the bodies by stuffing them in plastic bins.

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    Lakeland Mom Accused of Killing Daughter, Dad

    A Lakeland mom is accused of killing her 6-year-old daugther and her father and stuffing their bodies in plastic containers inside a neighbors's shed. Video from NBC affiliate WFLA. (Published Monday, Aug. 3, 2015)

    A central Florida woman is set to appear in court Monday after authorities say she shot and stabbed her father and 6-year-old daughter and left their bodies in plastic bins in her landlord's shed.

    According to a report from NBC affiliate WFLA, 25-year-old Cheyanne Jessie, of Lakeland, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence in death of her father, 50-year-old Mark Weekly, and her 6-year-old daughter, Meredith Jessie.

    Weekly and the girl were last seen on July 18th at his Lakeland home. According to reports, Meredith was left in her grandfather's care. The two were reported missing Saturday by a family member.

    In a press conference Sunday, Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said Jessie killed her daughter over concerns that the child would interfere with her relationship with her boyfriend.

    Authorities have not determined the motive behind the killing of her father.

    Neighbors told WFLA that Jessie would often complain about her daughter's behavior, but said that the child did not have issue while in the care of her grandfather.

    Deputies say that after Jessie murdered her father and daughter, she watched an episode of the television show "Criminal Minds" which gave her the idea to get rid of the bodies by stuffing them in plastic bins. Jessie then moved the bodies to her landlord's shed in the yard.

    The decomposing bodies were discovered Sunday.

    Jessie remains at the Polk County Jail. It is not known if she has hired an attorney.