Autopsy shows children smothered in Nebraska; father charged with murder

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This booking photo provided by the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department shows Adam Price after his arrest in May 2021. Price was initially charged with two counts of negligent child abuse resulting in death in the May killings of his children, 5-year-old Emily and 3-year-old Theodore. Price, 36, is now charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office said Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in a news release. (Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Nebraska man accused in the deaths of his two young children is now being charged with murder after an autopsy showed the children were smothered.

Adam Price was initially charged with two counts of negligent child abuse resulting in death in the killings of 5-year-old Emily and 3-year-old Theodore.

The Sarpy County Attorney’s Office said Tuesday in a news release that the 36-year-old Price is now charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Authorities have said the children were with Price for a court-ordered visitation May 16 when they were found dead in his Bellevue home, 8 miles south of Omaha.

Price was arrested hours later in Pacifica, California.

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