Mother to Face Murder Charges in 'Heartbreaking Case'

Georgia mom accused of killing her kids, ages 5 and 6
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2020 6:04 PM CST
Police: Mother Killed Children, Ages 5 and 6
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A Georgia mother has been arrested after allegedly killing her two young children and turning the murder weapon on herself, CNN reports. Authorities say 26-year-old Berenice Jaramillo-Hernandez used a knife Friday to kill her children—Mateo Miranda Jaramillo, 5, and Katherine Miranda Jaramillo, 6—at their home near Gainesville, about 50 miles north of Atlanta. Calling it a "heartbreaking case," the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that deputies responding to a 911 call found the slain children and Jaramillo-Hernandez with "serious injuries." She is being treated at a hospital and will face two counts each of felony murder, malice murder, and aggravated assault, per WSB-TV. Her motive and state of mind remain unknown. (Read more crime stories.)

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