PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused in the grisly slaying of her two children with a meat cleaver has made her first court appearance, where she denied harming them.
Yui Inoue said Monday through a Japanese interpreter that she “did not kill anybody.” A Maricopa County Superior Court commissioner told the 40-year-old not to talk about the case except with an attorney. The Tempe woman is facing two counts of first-degree murder.
She was ordered held on a $2 million cash bond. Prosecutors say her 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son were cut, mutilated and nearly decapitated. Inoue's next preliminary court hearing is scheduled for May 25.