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All images displayed on this site are the property of the respective photographers and may not be copied or reproduced without written permission. This website is in no way affiliated with this website or photographer. Please contact the photographers directly to obtain permission for any use of their photos. A Texas woman who killed her two young sons before turning the gun on herself died at a hospital in North Carolina, authorities said. The bodies of 8-year-old Aiden and 7-year-old Sawyer were found in the middle of the day Monday in the carport of a relatives home in the small town of Spring Valley. Family and friends of the victims had expressed sadness Sunday, blaming Aidens mother, Cindy, for the suicide. Investigators say Aiden was likely drugged before he was killed Monday. Authorities say a grand jury indicted Cindy Sawyer on one count of murder, and she is now in the Carter County jail, the Carter Herald reported. She is being held without bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 29. The childrens bodies were found by a relative who had been cleaning out the car at a relatives house in Spring Valley, North Carolina. Its difficult to understand, said Lisa Fortunato, a friend of the children and a foster mother at the time. But then these deaths are really hard to understand because we see the children every day and they are well taken care of. Fortunato said the couple had been living illegally in Spring Valley. Sawyer was a foster child until a few years ago, Fortunato said. Court records obtained by the Herald show that Sawyer was sent to juvenile detention twice in 2016, the last in October. During one of those visits, the judge told her she would be held in custody for a year under her familys name, she was prohibited from having any contact with her family and she would not be able to stay on as a foster child because she violated the conditions of her release, the court records say. The family moved to Spring Valley in April 2015. The last time the Herald spoke with Cindy Sawyers mother, she spoke in glowing terms of the children. When Aiden was born, she told her friends, he was a beautiful baby boy. She was very excited and very happy, Fortunato said. Ive spoken to the other kids she was going to see later on, and some of them were sad.

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