A 33-year-old woman, Isabel Martinez, has allegedly stabbed her husband and four of their children in their home
Officers of Gwinnett police station, in Atlanta, USA were called to a Loganville residence at about 11 a.m. on Thursday, when neighbours found the man and the children dead from apparent stab wounds.
Police said the woman was inside the home with the bodies of her husband, Martin Romero, 33, and the remains of the four children: Axel, 2, Dillan, 4, Dacota, 7, and Isabela, 10.
A sixth victim, 9-year-old Diana, was another of the couple’s children. She was airlifted to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta and was in serious condition.
A Court order was obtained which directed that Martinez be held in police custody without bond after she was quickly charged with five counts of murder, six counts of aggravated assault and five counts of “malice murder.”
After taking the mother into custody, the Police said they were not searching for additional suspects.
A motive in the stabbings has not been established, but a neighbour, who spoke under anonymity, told reporters that the mother had been depressed in recent weeks following the death of her father.