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Fairfield Mom Monica McCarrick Convicted of Stabbing Murders of Twin 3-Year-Old Daughters

A Solano County jury found 29-year-old Monica McCarrick guilty of the 2010 murder of her twin daughters.

Bay City News Service

A Solano County jury this afternoon convicted a Fairfield mother of the first-degree murders of her twin daughters in their apartment in 2010.

The jury also convicted Monica McCarrick, 29, of two counts of child abuse causing death, Solano County Deputy District Attorney Courtney Anderson said.

Neither the prosecutor in the case, Terry Ray, nor McCarrick's attorney, Chief Deputy Public Defender Elena D'Agustino, were available for comment late this afternoon.

McCarrick pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. A trial begins Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court to determine if she was insane at the time of the Oct. 10, 2010 slayings.

McCarrick's twin 3-year-old girls, Tori Ball and Lily Ball, were found dead in their mother's burning apartment. They died of multiple stab and cutting wounds from a samurai sword.

Fairfield police said McCarrick then tried to commit suicide by cutting herself and burning her third-floor apartment at the Summit at Paradise Valley complex at 3001 N. Texas Street.

Attorneys presented closing arguments earlier today before the jury began deliberations.

        

Shelby Baldridge June 16, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Wow. I want to read the reports on that case! Nuts.
suzanne cook June 16, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Sorry to say, but, you have to be alot insane to chop your babies up! There are no excuses in my mind to end the lives of two humans...execute!
Carlos Villatoro June 16, 2012 at 07:03 AM
I agree. There are some mental health issues going on with this person.
Bob white June 16, 2012 at 09:14 AM
Suzanne.... " there are no excuses in my mind to end the lives of two humans..... Execute ". Brilliant -- kill a third human- that will solve it---- And besides - the da isn't looking to execute------
Amber Michelle Miller June 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM
This is very disturbing and straight horrific. Those poor little girls may they rest in Paradise.
WM June 17, 2012 at 07:25 AM
it's all about the Meth. I used to date Monica. She smoked isht all the time.
suzanne cook June 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Bob, glad you agree on one point...there are too many people getting away with murder and it's time for people to pay for what they have done, I would much rather have them humanly put out of their misery...tax payers paid for her case in court, pay more for her sanity phase(which is obvious) and if that's proven, tax payers pay her bill for life to get three meals, medical, nice warm bed? I have a daughter, single, four kids to raise on her own, no welfare, no food stamps...her kids need shoes, clothes, and cannot afford medical...where is the fairness? We pay for her and not the law abiding hard working people! I sound angry, not at you Bob, just the entire system that allows this to continue...we also teach our children right from wrong and are punished when are wrong...so sad for these children she eliminated...
ron duenas June 25, 2012 at 09:01 AM
Yup, I managed to barely escape, only got a DV case. Myself, I only can really put on the two people who could have saved them! That P.O.S. father, Mike, & her mother,she knew Monica shouldn't of kept them! I'm sorry for everyone involved, I am really sorry.
DF July 08, 2012 at 04:40 PM
So sickening did u know RD that Mike and his family fought to get those girls away from MM ? She was a an unstable meth head. The ones to blame also are her family , fiance and friends for allowing her to b with those babies when they knew she was not suitable. They should be tried as accomplices.
her girl hey November 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Her fiance was a big fat loser

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