From our media partner Sun Sentinel - Kimberly Dawn Lucas, the woman accused of killing a 2-year-old girl in Jupiter, was denied bond in her first court appearance on Wednesday as more details emerged in the form of an angry, rambling note found at the crime scene, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The report indicates that a note, signed "Love you Always Kimberly", found on a computer in the kitchen of the Jupiter residence where the killing occurred, seemed directed toward someone with whom she had been in a 20-year relationship. Lucas was described by Jupiter police as the former domestic partner of the children's mother.
"In YOUR WORDS 'WHEN YOU ARE LAYING IN BED AT NIGHT REMEMBER YOU F------- DID THIS TOO YOURSELF!'" reads the first sentence.
Lucas, 40, was ordered held in custody at the Palm Beach County Jail, court records show.
Lucas faces charges of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Elliana Lucas-Jamason, 2, and attempted first-degree murder for trying to kill the girl's 10-year-old brother, according to the affidavit.
The note was made public Wednesday, its details contained in the affidavit for Lucas' arrest.
It also referred to a sermon given at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches the day before, about the biblical story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son. At the last minute, God stops Abraham from carrying out the killing.
"[The pastor's] sermon really, really touched me, but God never told me to stop!" the note said.
According to the affidavit, Lucas gave pills to the two children. The boy found his sister submerged in a bathtub, tried to revive her, and called 911, police said.
At Jupiter Medical Center, the boy's urine tested positive for benzodiazepine, according to the affidavit. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report describes benzodiazepines as depressants that are used to induce sleep, prevent seizures, and treat anxiety.
Lucas, also known by the first name Kymberley, had tried to commit suicide, according to police. Her attorney, Marc Shiner, said on Tuesday that his client had suffered a head injury in 2013.
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