Tape details 911 call about children found dead in Layton

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LAYTON -- As a Layton mother waits for her murder trial to proceed, 911 tapes reveal more about the day her children were found dead. KSL obtained tape of the call made that day.

Kenneth Warhola called 911 from a neighbor's house Sept. 8 saying he thought his wife, Sun Cha Warhola, 44, had done something to his children. The dispatcher asked him what happened.

Warhola: "She has some mental problems."

911: "What did she do?"

Warhola: "I don't know. I came home and she had locked herself in a room and now I have a bad feeling."

He asked for an ambulance because he was afraid to say what he feared had happened.

Warhola: "I don't even want to -- I don't even want to say what I think."

He said at first he couldn't get into the room where his children were, but 15 minutes later he got in. He told the dispatcher the children felt cold.

Warhola: "They were lying on the bed."

Warhola: "And when I touched them they were cold."

911: "You don't know if they were sleeping?"

Warhola: "I don't think -- I don't know."

The dispatcher asked him if the kids were breathing. Warhola responded that he didn't think so.

Warhola said as soon as he felt the children he knew he needed a telephone. He went to the neighbor's house because he couldn't find a phone at his house.

Police believe Sun Cha Warhola strangled her son James, 8, and daughter Jean Marie, 7, in a bedroom at their home. She is charged with two counts of aggravated murder.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

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