Mother charged with murdering her family

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July 07, 2017

LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP):

Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside of Atlanta early Thursday, and police say that the mother now charged with their deaths was the one who called 911 to report the killings.

The five were apparently stabbed to death. A fifth child, a girl, survived and was hospitalised with injuries described as serious, police said.

The woman was detained by police after the bodies were found inside the home in Loganville, Gwinnett County, police Corporal Michele Pihera told reporters at the scene.

Police later charged 33-year-old Isabel Martinez with five counts of malice murder, five counts of murder, and six counts of aggravated assault.

Police have not said whether she was injured and said that a motive wasn't immediately known.

The county sheriff's office said that Martinez is being held for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement but didn't provide further details.