A Georgia woman was arrested last week after police stormed her home to find her four children, all under 10-years-old, stabbed to death, along with their father.
The mother remains unnamed, as the investigation is still going. Police are not sure of the motive, but the woman is being questioned at this time.
One more child, a girl, also under the age of 10, was found alive but with serious injuries from blows. She is still in the hospital. Authorities have not released the status of her condition.
The Daily Mail reports:
The Gwinnett County Police Department received a call at 4.47am Thursday that four people were stabbed in a home inside a mobile home community.
The caller has been confirmed to be the mother and, reportedly, the Spanish language barrier made it difficult to communicate.
Police have confirmed that the mother is is the wife of the stabbed man and the mother of the children and that the adult male was the biological father of the children.
Neighbor Pedro Ramirez, 15, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he used to watch the family’s daughters in the park and that they would ride bikes in the neighborhood.
Police have confirmed that the children were all under age 10 and that the man was in his mid-30s.
Jim Hollandsworth told the newspaper that the children had recently enrolled in an after-school program he runs nearby as they were ‘new’ to the area. They were new to the area, but had extended family here, he said.
‘Everyone is in complete shock,’ he said. ‘The last few weeks our staff has gotten to know these kids very well.’
He described the children as ‘great, happy, participating in our programs… they just jumped right in.
According to neighbors, the unnamed family moved to Loganville about a few months ago from Illinois.
Police are still discovering the woman’s motive, but extended family told cops that the woman was depressed about her father’s recent death. Police feel like the depression may have contributed in the stabbing.