Police on Thursday charged a 33-year-old Georgia woman with five counts of murder after four of her children and her husband were found stabbed to death at their home in Loganville, a suburb of Atlanta. A fifth child survived with serious injuries.
Isabel Martinez is charged with five counts of malice murder, five counts of murder, and six counts of aggravated assault. She is being held at the county jail without bond.
The victims were found after Gwinnett County Police received a 911 call from a woman inside the house early Thursday morning. Police believe Martinez made the phone call.
The adult male victim, who was in his mid 30s, was the children’s biological father. The children killed in the incident all appear to be under the age of 10, according to the police.
Letty Perez, a neighbor of the family, told WSB-TV Atlanta that Martinez seemed “normal” and “like a regular mother.”
Perez added that Martinez’s father had recently died. “She said her dad passed away months ago, she was in depression and we go to her house and pray sometimes for her dad,” said Perez.