Children Slain

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Two people have been charged with the gruesome murders of three children in Baltimore.

Police say a 17-year-old male and a 22-year-old man have been arrested.

The suspects are related to each other and to the victims, a boy, his sister and a male cousin.

Acting Police Commissioner Kenneth Blackwell says police followed leads that led them to the pair, and that charges were filed after they were questioned. A "person of interest" who was questioned overnight was not charged.

But Blackwell says there is no clear motive in the case. He describes the killings as "an act of someone who obviously has no conscience."

The children were found dead yesterday by one of the mothers. One child was beheaded and the other two were partially beheaded.