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Mother who threw children from bridge in 1979 in custody

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A woman on lifetime probation for throwing her two children off a bridge in 1979 is back in custody for refusing to take her medication. A woman on lifetime probation for throwing her two children off a bridge in 1979 is back in custody for refusing to take her medication.
PASCO, Wash. -

A woman on lifetime probation for throwing her two children off a bridge in 1979 is back in custody for refusing to take her medication.

The Tri-City Herald reports that Tanya Adams was booked into the Franklin County jail on March 24 and has a court appearance on April 7. She's being held on a $2,500 bond.

Adams was an unemployed waitress with two young sons when her marriage collapsed and she became depressed in 1979. Believing she and her husband were evil, she killed her boys so they would go to heaven. She threw them from the cable bridge between Pasco and Kennewick. After a Seattle trial, she was hospitalized and sentenced to probation, mental health treatment and ordered to take medications.

Officials say her family reported in February that she was not taking her medication and was unstable.

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