An Alabama woman is facing charges after police say she killed her two young sons before attempting to take her own life.
The Cullman Times reports that the children, ages 9 and 3, were found slain inside a residence off of County Road 1718, near the Baileyton community in Holly Pond, close to Cullman. According to Sheriff Matt Gentry of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, authorities arrived at the home to find the children unresponsive. First responders pronounced both boys dead at the scene.
Authorities began searching for the children’s mother, and found her in a field around two hundred yards from the home, Al.com reports. She was found injured and in critical condition, reportedly from self-inflicted wounds. The woman, whose name has not been released, was airlifted and taken to a hospital.
Gentry said the mother has been charged in connection with the children’s deaths. Although it’s unclear exactly how the children were killed and what charges the suspect is facing, Gentry called the act “evil.”
“You never can prepare yourself in the 20 years I’ve been in law enforcement for children…for something bad to happen to children. There’s a lot of evil in this world, and that’s just what we saw today, was evil.”
"Evil is involved."- Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry. Gentry confirmed that the suspect is the mother of the two murdered children.Update from Sheriff Matt Gentry on murder near Baileyton
Posted by The Cullman Tribune on Saturday, October 12, 2019
Gentry said investigators are still working the scene and conducting interviews with family members. The children’s names have not yet been released. More details are expected to be released on Tuesday.
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