Mom charged in slayings

Chicago Tribune

DuPage County prosecutors charged the mother of three slain Naperville children with murder Saturday, alleging she had given them a combination of drugs to make them drowsy and then smothered them with her hands as they slept.

Sources told the Tribune that Marilyn Lemak, 41, who is a registered nurse, then took what they believe was the same concoction of aspirin, antidepressants and sedatives Thursday night.

When she awoke the next morning, she called 911, officials said.