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* Monica Christine McCarrick Fairfield mother charged with killing her twin daughters Tori and Lily Ball

The Fairfield mother charged with fatally stabbing her twin 3-year-old daughters at their burning apartment last week was booked into Solano County Jail on Tuesday afternoon.Monica Christine McCarrick, 28, was booked at about 2:45 p.m. on two counts of murder and two counts of assault on a child causing great bodily injury or death. She is being held without bail.Fairfield police said McCarrick tried to commit suicide by cutting herself and burning her third-floor apartment at the Summit at Paradise Valley complex at 3001 N. Texas Street on Oct 12.She was recovering from her injuries at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek until she was booked into jail on Tuesday. She pleaded not guilty to the charges at the hospital on Friday.Solano County Superior Court Judge Peter Foor today set Nov. 18 for the setting of a preliminary hearing date. McCarrick is represented by Deputy Public Defender Elena D’Agustino,who was unavailable for comment this morning.The Solano County coroner’s office said the girls, Tori and Lily Ball, died of multiple stab and cutting wounds. Their bodies were found in the burning apartment. Neighbors tried to enter the apartment, which police said was locked from the inside. One neighbor who attempted the rescue reported seeing a bloody knife or sword inside the apartment.

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