Georgia Woman Accused Of Stabbing Husband And Four Children To Death While 5th Child Fights For Life

(SL) – A community near Loganville is in shock today after a mother is accused of stabbing four of her children and her husband to death.

1499371137386Gwinnett County Police say the call came in shortly before 5 a.m.  Authorities arrived to find a male in his mid-30s and five children stabbed.

Isabel Martinez, 33, is charged with six counts of aggravated assault and five counts each of murder and malice murder, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said. The 33-year-old is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, authorities said.

A fifth child was found with injuries. That girl’s condition was unknown. All of the children discovered appeared to be under age 10.
A relative, who asked not to be identified said the family had recently returned from a vacation and the mother had been depressed over the death of her father 20 days ago. Neighbors say she had been “acting bizarre’ and hallucinating.  The family had only lived in the neighborhood for three or four months.
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