A bizarre incident happened in Detroit when a mother by the name of Mitchelle Blair killed her own children and hid their bodies in a deep freezer at their home. Mitchelle Blair admitted to the horrific crimes she committed and she further claimed that the children had sexually abused and gang-raped one of her two surviving children.
Michelle Blair was living in a rented apartment with her four children on the east side of Detroit before the terrible incident. She was issued an eviction notice for not paying her rent. The eviction turned out to be the discovery of dead bodies wrapped in plastic bags in her deep freezer.
More intriguing facts about the ‘freezer Mom’
Mitchelle Blair was owing $2,206 for house rent
The 41-year-old Mitchelle Blair has been living in a low-income townhouse in Detroit after she could not pay rent. She and her children stayed in the house for over a decade so after she became unemployed, she owed $2,206.
The police found dead bodies in Mitchelle Blair’s home while she was away
Mitchelle Blair was served an eviction notice on March 24, 2015. She disregarded the notice so a crew from the 36th District Court went to her house and started moving her furniture because she was nowhere close. After the furniture was moved, the crew tried to move a white deep freezer which was located in the living room. They opened it and found a frozen body of a girl wrapped in a large plastic bag. By the time police arrived, they discovered the body of a boy underneath the girl’s body.
Blair claimed she home-schooled all her children so nobody ever looked for them. Even when neighbors ask about them she would always tell them one thing or another.
Mitchelle Blair showed no remorse after being arrested
Blair told the judge she did not feel any remorse over what she did to her children. She claimed there was no excuse for rape so if she had to do it again she would do it. Even though there was no evidence of rape, Blair kept claiming her deceased kids had raped their brother.
Blair revealed in an interview that she too was sexually assaulted as a youth but when she reported to her mother she asked her to get over it and her abuser was never brought to justice. So when her son reported his sister to her she did not want to disregard him the same way.
Her relatives turned her down when she asked for money
Mitchelle Blair was not working so she was also asking for money from her relatives. This was because she could not keep a job. They refused to help her but advised her to get a job or go back to school. She stopped calling them eventually.
Blair murdered her two kids’ months apart
Mitchelle Blair pleaded guilty to killing her two kids. She admitted that she killed her 13-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son several months apart. But when the police carried out autopsies, it was revealed that the kids were actually killed years apart from each other. One was murdered in 2012 while the other was in 2013. So it was concluded that Blair and her children had lived in the house for 2-3 years in the house.
What she used to kill the two kids
During her trial in court, Mitchelle Blair told the court vivid details on how she murdered her own children. Blair said she suffocated her 13-year old daughter, Stoni with a grocery bag. Then she proceeded to force her other daughter to stuff her sister’s body into the freezer. After a year, Blair discovers her son Stephen was also sexually abusing her youngest son as well. She decided to suffocate him, punch him, poured boiling water on his genitals, and made him drink Windex. Blair claimed she did not intend to kill her son, Stephen but with Stoni, it was intentional.
It was later revealed that years before Blair killed her two kids, she had been abusing all of her children for years. Her eldest daughter recalled during questioning how her mother had beaten them with extension cords, a piece of wood and even burning them with a clothing iron. Her daughter revealed how her mother choked and poured scalding hot water on her deceased siblings. Autopsies on the children affirmed that the children were abused long before they were murdered.
Mitchelle Blair was investigated for suspected child abuse in 2002 and 2005
The 41-year-old mother of four was investigated by the state over suspicious child abuse in 2002 and 2005 but she was only sentenced to counseling. After her terrific crimes were discovered, her surviving kids were put in custody of Blair’s great-aunt, Angela Gordon a former Detroit police child abuse investigator. Gordon admitted she knew Blair was abusing her child but she did not expect her to go to the extent of killing them.
Mitchell Blair is currently serving a life sentence
Mitchelle Blair is currently serving a life sentence in Huron valley correctional facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan without any possibility of parole. She pleaded guilty in June 2015 to two counts of first-degree premeditated murder. But even behind bars, she has continued to do horrible things to people around her. In 2016, a Michigan department of corrections spokesman, Chris Gautz reported Blair had not adjudged well to prison life. She was always involved in several violent acts against her fellow inmates and guards. She would throw her own urine at prisoners and guards, punching people on the head and even threatening to kill again.
She was put in a separate special unit after a case of assault and battery was filed against her after she spat on a prisoner’s head.
After she was convicted of her crimes, the parental rights of her surviving kids were terminated and the kids have been relocated to a new home. It was reported that the old child has graduated from high school and intends to attend college. The younger child was adopted as well and they both seem to be doing just fine without their mother.