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Woman detained after stabbing husband and four of her children to death, 33-year-old Isabel Martinez who critically injured her fifth child inside their suburban Atlanta home was said to suffering from depression

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Man, four young children were found dead inside home in Loganville,Gwinnett County, Ga, Thursday morning 
A fifth child was found alive and transported to local hospital with serious injuries
All children were under age 10, adult male in his mid 30s 
The children’s mother Isabel Cartuno Martinez, 33, is considered a prime suspect, and was immediately taken into custody Thursday
The female suspect and the adult male victim were said to be parents to all children.
All victims appeared to have been stabbed in what cops described as a “horrendous crime”
The woman was in the suburban Atlanta home with bodies for 24 hours before cops were called
 Isabel Martinez  is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail
She is charged with six counts Aggravated Assault, five counts Murder, and five counts Malice Murder
She is also being held for ICE [US Immigration and Customs Enforcement]
Isabel Martinez2.pngIsabel Martinez is being held on multiple aggravated murder charges

A woman in Gwinnett, Georgia was detained Thursday after her husband and four young children were found dead inside their suburban Atlanta home, police said.
The woman, Isabel Martinez, 33, was discovered with the bodies of her family members inside a home in Loganville, Ga., a small city about 35 miles east of Atlanta, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
All children were under age 10, adult male was in his mid 30s The female suspect and the adult male victim were said to be parents to all children.
The husband and four of his young children are deceased, according to police.
A fifth child was found alive but was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said.

EMTs in Gwinnett load a body into a crime scene vehicle..jpgEMTs move one of Isabel Martinez’s victims after she killed her husband and four children in their Atlanta, Ga home on Thursday
Shocked neighbours embrace near the home where a family was stabbed.jpgNeighbors and friends watch in shocked disbelief
Police activity at Atlanta family homicide investigation2.pngIsabelle Martinez remained in the home for more than 24 hours, with the bodies, before police arrived

The family lived in a one-story home in Loganville — a Gwinnett County city of 10,000 people about 35 miles east of Atlanta.
All of the children were under age 10, officials said, and the father was in his mid-30s.
Their bodies were still inside the house as of 9 a.m. Thursday, police said.
The neighbor told WSB-TV that the family moved to Georgia from Illinois about a month ago. Two SUVs with Illinois plates were seen in the home’s driveway on Thursday.
Neighbors said Isabel Martinez had been severely depressed since the recent death of her father, who lives in Mexico.
“She said her dad passed away months ago, she was in depression and we go to her house and pray sometimes for her dad,” according to Letty Perez, a neighbor.

Isabel Martinez5.jpgIsabel Martinez  seen with some of her victims may have been suffering from depression following the death of her father in Mexico

Isabel Martinez7.pngMartinez was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated malice murder after stabbing her husband and four of her five children to death. A fifth child survived but she is seriously injured

Police activity at Atlanta family homicide investigation4.png

Police activity at Atlanta family homicide investigation1.png The family’s SUVs could still be seen parked in front of the home
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Martinez is currently being interviewed by police.
Officials don’t have a motive yet, but indicated that she was the prime suspect.
“What prompts a person to take the life of such innocent children and her spouse is something we may never understand,” Gwinnett police said in an emailed statement. “This is a horrendous crime not only for the victims but for the extended family, neighborhood and community. We are hoping and praying that the remaining victim survives her injuries and makes a full recovery.”
Investigators believe the suspect, called 911 at 4:47 a.m. from inside the Emory Lane home, located in unincorporated Loganville. Martinez told police she is the mother of all five children and the man was the father of the children.
All of the victims appeared to be stabbed in what cops described as a “horrendous crime.”
A neighbor told WSB-TV that the suspect was in the Loganville home for as long as 24 hours before cops were called.
She was immediately taken into custody Thursday.
In a press release Gwinnett police twitted “In response to the overwhelming number of inquires, we can confirm that Gwinnett County Police investigators have arrested 33 year old Isabel Martinez today and that she is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail.
She is charged with (6) counts of Aggravated Assault, (5) counts of Murder and (5) counts of Malice Murder. She is also being held for ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement).”

 

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