Lamora Williams Case — Why she allegedly killed her two sons [August 2022 Updated]

Here is the Lamora Williams Case Summary, her full story updated in august 2022, including Why she allegedly killed her two sons, what happened to them and who is responsible. Read the full article to know everything about this case. After Reading this full investigation report, you will get to know the answer to all questions.

Few Facts you all need to know about Lamora Williams Killing her two Sons herself

  • Lamora Intentionally Murdered her kids, she had mental illness.
  • Reportedly, She had called her close friend after the murder.
  • The Deaths Were Discovered When she Video Called the Children’s Father
  • Brenda, Her Mother was well aware of her daughter’s mental health.
Let’s Start from the beginning. 

Lamora is accused of placing her two kids in an oven and turning it on sometime between midnight on October 12th and October 13th.

In October 2017, she, a 24-year-old Lamora Williams, Atlanta resident, called Jameel Penn to tell him that his two sons were dead. Jameel also described the video call saying, “It was like a real horror movie, “He further said, “It was Friday the 13th. When I saw my kid, how I saw my kid, that’s when I knew what was going on.”

Here is the Interview of Jameel Penn Mourns. You will get to know lots about this case from the video too.

Emergency assistance discovered Ke’Yaunte Penn and Ja’Karter Williams with their heads inside an oven. Williams had allegedly placed the children inside the oven and turned it on high heat. But, the medical team couldn’t determine whether the boys had been killed before being placed in the oven or directly.

Yet, the autopsy statement commented that the boys Ke’Yaunte Penn and Ja’Karter Williams were in the oven for a lengthy time.

The statement read: “These thermal changes appear to be entirely from dry heat and changes from prolonged exposure to heat. It would require ample time to get to this degree.”

Lamora Williams mother said that she seemed troubled from a young age.

Jameel Penn told CBS46 that her parents thought she had a mental illness from the beginning, or let’s say, since her birth. 

Furthermore, Her mother, Brenda Williams, described the outlet: “She was also a slow learner. I had to pull her out of school and do home school. She would do simple things like cutting my, my other daughter, and her doll’s heads off. You know, we only can see this stuff in horror movies. I was afraid since then”

Her father died in 2014. She used to love him a lot when he died like she had lost her world. And after that, her situation got worse and worse. Jameel Penn Mourns, Childs Mother Accused of Killing Sons, said on the video. You can watch the full video by clicking here.

Brenda Williams tried to take custody of the kids after Lamora’s boyfriend left.

She had her first kid, a daughter, at 18. Her daughter’s father’s home supported taking care of the child.

Lamora Williams then started dating Jameel Penn and had three children with him. Later, he ended the relationship in 2017 but supported her financially and physically helped with raising the children.

After the separation, Brenda Williams predicted disaster. She told with CBS46:

“Mora wasn’t right, she hasn’t been right, and what happened three months ago, that the kid’s father left her, I told him something sad is going to happen. She’s going to do something to those kids and even herself.”

Brenda tried to acquire control of the children or prompt officers to remove them from her care. She called the Division of Family and Children Services, concerned about Lamora’s mental health, and claimed she wasn’t feeding her children properly.

Lamora’s sister, Tabitha Hollingworth, backed up Brenda’s concerns, stating that Lamora often left the toddlers alone at home. “She had issues, and the fact that the state failed her, that’s a problem,” Tabitha said. “She routinely left her children home alone and had even attempted to cut her wrists.”

Her family member said that Lamora Williams suffered from postpartum depression.

Lamora Williams told the 911 operator that she didn’t know who had killed the boys.

On 13th October 2017, she called her close friend Neesa Smith. And she told Smith she couldn’t do it anymore, and her two youngest kids were dead. Neesa suggested she call the police, but she called Jameel before dialing 911.

Williams constantly told the operator that she didn’t want to go to jail as her kids died when she was at work. “This is so serious,” Lamora told the dispatcher. “I’m so nervous and scared. I didn’t want to go to jail because I was at work.”

She said, “I left my cousin in the home with my children. She left my door open. My baby boy, my oldest baby boy, is the only one that’s here and the only one that’s alive. She left, she left them, she left them in the house by themselves. She left them in here, and they’re not….”

Lamora seemed to blame her cousin for her children’s death. Watch Full Video Here:

After finally giving the dispatcher her location, Lamora said she found her babies dead on the stove. She then blamed her sister – she’d earlier stated that her cousin was the babysitter – for the death. “My sister was babysitting my kids and left my kids dead in the house,” Lamora said.

Lamora Williams was charged with murder in 2018, but it is unclear if she went to jail.

As mentioned above, her family members already knew her behavior. When asked by AJC whether she believed Williams could murder her two children, Tabitha categorically answered, “Yes.” Her family thought her capable of committing the murders. “My daughter is a sick person if she did what I think she did,”

A grand jury indicted Lamora on charges of murder, making a false statement, aggravated assault, and concealing a death. She was also charged with cruelty to children as her 3-year-old son, Jameel, was at the house when his brothers died. 

The medical examiner stated that the boys had no broken bones or any indication of blunt force trauma. They weren’t burned, but the electric oven damaged their bodies. Police suspected Lamora Williams put the kids in the oven to conceal the method of murder.

It’s unclear whether Lamora was found guilty as there are no additional updates on the trial, and her name doesn’t appear in the Georgia Dept. of Corrections inmate search. 

Given the suspicions about her mental status, it’s likely that the court found her not competent to stand trial. If so, the court would have admitted her to a psychiatric facility or hospital. 

Local funeral homes paid for the boys’ burials. Jameel also created a GoFundMe page to raise money for his children. The page’s description reads:

“Jameel Penn Jr. and London Williams will never get to see their brothers again. I will never see my two youngest sons again. All because of mental illness. I am not the same person, but I must be strong for [the] kids I have left.”

This is the update of our old news published on 2017 about Lamora Williams.

Why Lamora Williams Killed her Two Sons

After all the investigations, we can somehow say that she allegedly killed her two sons because of her Mental Illness.

Below is Our First News Covered on 2017.

The father of two toddlers who were found dead inside their Atlanta home last week says he learned that something terrible had happened to his sons when the boys’ mother contacted him through a video call and showed their bodies lying on the floor.

‘It was like a real horror movie. It was Friday the 13th,’ said Jameel Penn. ‘When I saw my kid, how I saw my kid, that’s when I knew what was going on.’

Lamora Williams, 24, was arrested on Friday night and charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of one-year-old Ja’Karter Penn and two-year-old Ke’Yaunte Penn.


Devastated dad: Jameel Penn (pictured left with two of his sons) says he got a video call on Friday from his ex, Lamora Williams (right), 24, who showed him the bodies of their toddlers.

Vigil: Penn was joined by family and friends for a candlelight vigil Saturday honoring one-year-old Ja’Karter Penn and two-year-old Ke’Yaunte Penn

Atlanta police said in a statement the preliminary investigation found burn marks, possibly from a stove, on the young victims.

An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of the boys’ deaths. Police removed the stove from the family’s apartment.

‘I ain’t got no soul anymore,’ Penn, the boys’ father, tearfully told WSB-TV during a vigil with friends and family Saturday night. He said the slain brothers were ‘my world, my everything. I’m lost’.

Williams told police she found her sons dead after leaving them with a caregiver all day Friday.

After interviewing witnesses and examining evidence, Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee said investigators don’t believe she left them with anyone.

Penn told WXIA-TV he was separated from his children’s mother, and he would see the boys on weekends.

He said Williams called Friday night ‘and she is like, they’re dead. And I’m like, who’s dead?’

A few moments later, Williams initiated a video call with Penn and panned her cellphone camera across the room, revealing a gruesome scene inside her apartment.

‘Every time I close my eyes from now on, that is what I’m going to see,’ Penn said, declining to describe precisely what he witnessed.

Penn said the last time he saw his two toddlers alive was last month.


Keyante Penn, two (pictured left), and Ja’karter Penn, one (seen right), were found with burns on their bodies, possibly from an oven, in their Atlanta home Friday night.

Police saw removing an entire oven from Williams’ home as evidence.

Williams and Penn also have a 3-year-old son, Jameel Penn Jr, who was found unharmed in the mother’s apartment. According to police, the surviving child allegedly saw his mother kill his two younger siblings.

Williams also has a 6-year-old daughter from another relationship. The girl was staying with other relatives on Friday and did not witness her half-brothers’ deaths.

Penn was the second person to get a call from Lamora Williams Friday night. The first was her longtime friend Neesa Smith.

Speaking to Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Smith recalled that Williams told her,’ I can’t do it no more,’ then revealed that her boys were dead.

‘I said, “Call the police, Mora. Just call the police.’

Smith said her friend was going through a hard time and was forced to quit her job a month ago because she could not find a babysitter for her children.

The mother said she left her three sons home for 11 hours with a cousin watching them, though police and neighbors believe the children were left home alone.

Williams’Williams’s older sister, Tabitha Hollingsworth, said she had struggled with undiagnosed mental illness from when she was a young girl. Their mother, Breanda, had tried to get her help, but Hollingsworth said no one listened to her pleas.

‘Teachers would say something was wrong, but the state said nothing was wrong,’ Hollingsworth said. ‘This is something the state didn’t recognize. The whole state really failed us.’

Penn says he will be forever haunted by the image of his dead sons lying on the floor of their mother’s home.

The mother-of-four alleges she left her home at noon and returned around 11 pm Friday to find the two boys dead.

She told police she left all three of her sons in the care of her cousin.

However, neighbors dispute Williams’ story claiming she had left the children home alone before.

‘She don’t ever have anybody here with these children,’ the neighbor said.

Police found the boys around 11.30 pm when they responded to a person injured call.

Neighbors said the apartment ‘smelled like death’. Investigators said the smell indicates the bodies may have been inside for a few days.

Williams was scheduled to make her initial court appearance on Monday. Her mother said she visited her in the Fulton County Jail and asked officials to put the 24-year-old on a suicide watch.

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