Published: Fri, July 07, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Four Young Children, Adult Found Dead After Reported Stabbing

Four Young Children, Adult Found Dead After Reported Stabbing

Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia, say four young children and an adult man were found brutally stabbed to death inside a home early Thursday morning.

The mother of the children is now in police custody, while a fifth child is recovering in a hospital.

The wife and mother of the victims, who has not been identified, was immediately detained and was being questioned, police said.

The ages of all of the children are unknown and the motive is also not known.

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"It's reasonable to believe they were in the home all night", Gwinnett County police cpl.

Neighbors said the woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, had been severely depressed since the recent death of her father, who live in Mexico.

"This is a horrendous crime", Pihera said.

Pihera said the caller was speaking Spanish, which initially made it hard for 911 operators to communicate with her.

"She was quickly taken into custody and right now she's at Gwinnett County Police Headquarters being interviewed", Pihera said. Their father was in his mid-30s, she said.

Neighbors told police that family recently located to Georgia from IL.

The family has relatives in the area, the neighbor said. When they arrived on scene, they found the man and children deceased.

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