Mom accused of killing husband and 4 children in their home

Mom arrested after 4 kids and dad found stabbed to death in home

The children, discovered alongside a deceased unidentified man, were discovered in a home on Emory Lane, located in Georgia's Gwinnett County. A fifth child was found suffering from serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The mother was detained for questioning while the only surviving child was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

There is no known motive at this time, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Police said they were alerted to the crime by a call from a woman inside the home just before 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT).

The children were recently enrolled in an afterschool program and were getting to know people in the community, according to reports.


Investigators are working to identify the victims and their ages. Pihera says police believe the suspect made that call.

A spokeswoman said early indications are that a knife was used to attack the five. Their father was in his mid-30s, she said.

Some neighbours in the small, largely Hispanic neighbourhood said they had no clue anything was amiss in the home until police mobbed the scene Thursday morning.

A neighbor told WSB-TV that the suspect had been depressed since her father died several months ago in Mexico and that she had been praying for him. Police said additional detectives are interviewing neighbors about the family.

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