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Mom Charged With 5 Murder Counts in Stabbing Bloodbath That Killed Husband, 4 Kids: Cops

Isabel Martinez is being held without bail, authorities said. Her husband and children, right. (Handout/GoFundMe) Isabel Martinez is being held without bail, authorities said. Her husband and children, right. (Handout/GoFundMe)

Horror unfolded in Georgia when a mother fatally stabbed her husband and four of their children in their home outside Atlanta, police said. 

Gwinnett police were called to a Loganville residence at about 5 a.m. Thursday, when they found the man and children dead from apparent stab wounds.

Read: Father Charged After Allegedly Stabbing His 2-Year-Old and 4-Day-Old Daughters to Death

The mother was identified late Thursday as Isabel Martinez, 33. Police said she was inside the home with the bodies of her husband, Martin Romero, 33, and the remains of the four children: Axel, 2, Dillan, 4, Dacota, 7, and Isabela, 10.

A sixth victim, 9-year-old Diana, was another of the couple's children. She was airlifted to Children's Health Care of Atlanta and was in serious condition. 

Martinez was ordered held without bond. She was charged with five counts of murder, six counts of aggravated assault and five counts of "malice murder."

A motive in the stabbings has not been revealed, but a neighbor told reporters that the mother had been depressed in recent weeks following the death of her father.

Read: Dad Shot and Killed His Twin Teen Daughters Before Turning Gun on Himself

A GoFundMe account was established by Romero's family to help with funeral costs.

After taking the mother into custody, authorities said they were not searching for additional suspects.

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