Mom Accused Of Killing Family Gives Thumbs-Up In Court

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Authorities in the USA state of Atlanta have filed murder charges against a mother who is accused is stabbing her four children and husband to death inside a Georgia home.

"What prompts a person to take the life of such innocent children and her spouse is something we may never understand", said Gwinnett County police spokesperson Cpl.

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Gwinnett County police said they received the call at around 4:45 a.m. and arrived at the family's Emory Lane home in Loganville to find four young children and one man dead of stab wounds.

"I've been doing this nearly 20 years and I haven't had this type of case", said Gwinnett County Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, Richard Vandever. She is in serious but stable condition at a children's hospital in Atlanta.

The four children killed were identified as Isabela Martinez, 10; Dacota Romero, 7; Dillan Romero, 4; and Axel Romero, 2.

She's also being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Isabel Martinez is accused of murdering her husband Martin Romero (pictured), along with four of their children.

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On Friday, neighbors and community members set up a memorial featuring candles, stuffed animals and a cross outside Martinez's home to mourn the loss of the family. Police said Romero and Isabel Martinez were married. "It does not matter what color you are because God loves us all", said Martinez. Their father was Martin Romero.

Martinez is being held without bond and charged with five counts of murder, five counts of malice murder, and six counts of aggravated assault. However, the judge advised Martinez to hire a lawyer or allow one to be appointed to her, and the court subsequently appointed attorney Robert Greenwald to represent her.

Pihera said Martinez was cooperative with police investigators, but the motive behind the crimes is not being released.

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Neighbors told local television stations that Martinez had seemed like a good mother until recently, when she became depressed after her father died.

When Thorpe informed her of her right to have an attorney, she said through a Spanish-language interpreter that she doesn't want one.

Rodriguez recalled seeing her at church two weeks ago.

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