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Crystal Shelton-Randolph (credit: Genesee County Sheriff's Office)

Crystal Shelton-Randolph (credit: Genesee County Sheriff’s Office)

FLINT (WWJ/AP) – A Flint woman charged with killing her 2-year-old son now is accused of killing the boy’s twin sister last year after police took a closer look at the case.

Crystal Shelton-Randolph is blamed for the deaths of Ja’Mya Shelton and Jordan Shelton. Online records show the latest murder charge was filed Friday in Ja’Mya’s death.

Ja’Mya was 22 months old when she died in the hospital in September, 2013, shortly after being transferred from family’s home in the Evergreen Regency apartment complex. At the time, the death — from what at the time was said to be of “natural causes” —was linked to an undetermined form of asphyxiation.

But Flint Police Chief James Tolbert says investigators took another look and found evidence of foul play.

Defense attorney Ken Karasick declined to comment.

In November, Shelton-Randolph was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and child abuse in the death of her son, Jordan Shelton. He died of fatal internal injuries after prosecutors allege Shelton-Randolph used a “foreign object” for sexual penetration of the child.

A judge ordered her to undergo a psychiatric exam.

Shelton-Randolph remains lodged in the Genesee County Jail. She faces up to life in prison on each murder charge.

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