A young mum allegedly killed her two baby children because their crying was interrupting her drinking session.1Alyona Rusandrova, 24, is accused of murdering her one-year-old daughter and four-month-old son at their home in the city of Magnitogorsk in Russia. She allegedly strangled her son with her bare hands and then pushed her daughter’s face into her pillow until she suffocated.

The mum and her husband, who has not been named, then reportedly carried on boozing after she killed the children. They then left the apartment and switched on the gas in an effort to convince the police that the deaths were a tragic accident.

But police quickly worked out the truth when the children’s bodies were discovered and the couple were found and arrested within three hours.  The couple’s other two children are now being cared for by their grandparents.

Neighbours said that Rusandrova had been suffering from severe depression since the death of her mother in 2014 and had been drinking heavily ever since. She had written on her social media profile: “My mother is no longer there, my life is passing by like a shadow.”