A Georgia woman was arrested Thursday morning after she fatally stabbed her husband and four young children, police said.
According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, responding officers found a man and four young children dead at a home in Loganville, a small town some 35 miles east of Atlanta. A fifth child, a 9-year-old girl, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
A woman, whom police initially described as the "mom/wife," was detained without bond. Police later identified the woman as 33-year-old Isabel Martinez and charged her with five counts of murder, five counts of malice murder and six counts of aggravated assault.
Martinez is also being held by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, police said, adding that she is being "cooperative" with investigators.
Police confirmed that Martinez and the adult male victim were the parents of the children, all of whom were under the age of 10. Police did not release the motive for the attack.
Cpl. Michele Pihera said in a press release that a motive for the "horrendous crime" remains unknown.
Homicide update: 1 adult male & 4 young children are deceased, 1 child transported to hospital with serious injuries. Mom/wife detained. pic.twitter.com/rlVJRJavCQ— Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) July 6, 2017
Homicide update: All children were under age 10, adult male was in his mid 30s. Female suspect and male victim were parents to all children pic.twitter.com/ZHV0s7Wdpv— Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) July 6, 2017
Homicide update: ME has left the scene. Detectives & CSI still processing home/exterior. The injured child (female) is still alive. pic.twitter.com/5NHksxmxCk— Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) July 6, 2017
Police identified the five deceased victims as 33-year-old Martin Romero, 10-year-old Isabela Martinez, 7-year-old Dacota Romero, 4-year-old Dillan Romero and 2-year-old Axel Romero.
The nine-year-old girl is in stable condition at a local hospital, police said.