Colorado mother accused of killing two of her children arrested in the United Kingdom


Kimberlee Singler disappeared before her arrest and had not been seen since December 23.

Kimberlee Singler. —Colorado Springs Police Department

A fugitive Colorado mother accused of killing two of her young children amid a custody battle with her ex-husband was arrested in the United Kingdom on Saturday, according to local authorities.

Kimberlee Singler was arrested “without incident” overseas more than a week after she allegedly killed her nine-year-old daughter Elianna “Ellie” Wentz and her seven-year-old son, Aden Wentz. The New York Post reported citing a statement from the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The statement added that he allegedly tried to kill his 11-year-old daughter.

Police discovered a gruesome scene while responding to a report of a robbery around 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 19 and found Singler and her oldest son injured and the two youngest children dead.

Singler and his 11-year-old son were treated at the scene before being transported to local hospitals. A week later, authorities issued an arrest warrant for the 35-year-old mother on murder charges after further investigation.

Singler had disappeared before her arrest and had not been seen since December 23.

The children’s murders come as Singler and her ex-husband, Kevin Wentz, officially divorced in 2020 after separating in 2018 and were involved in a legal battle over parenting time and other issues, according to court documents.

Singler accused Wentz of unfounded allegations of child abuse and sought a temporary protective order against him in El Paso County.

She also accused him of pointing a knife at her, but the order was denied and it was not considered a threat, according to local reports.

Singler was ordered to allow Wentz missed time with his children, but he did not take them to an exchange on December 16, resulting in an in-person conference hearing on December 20 with the three children.

A Larimer County judge had determined that Wentz should have full custody of the three children until a hearing on January 18, 2024. KRDO reported, citing court records.

Singler faces four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of child abuse and one count of first-degree assault, police said.

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