MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities have charged a Memphis mother with fatally stabbing her two young children.
Shelby County court records posted online show that Jamina Briggs was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder.
Briggs was arrested after police responded to a home in east Memphis on Wednesday night to find a 6-year-old boy and a 23-month-old boy with stab wounds. Both died at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
Briggs also has a criminal record that includes arrests for domestic violence and prostitution. According to affidavits, she has been in fights with her mother and her boyfriend and was sentenced to jail for both incidents. Police said the woman might have mental health issues.
Online records do not show if Briggs has a lawyer. No one answered the door at her home Thursday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Memphis have arrested a woman after her two children were fatally stabbed.
Police said the mother was in custody late Wednesday night.
The Commercial Appeal reported the children were 6 years old and nearly 2 years old. They were taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, but later died.
The mother, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested at the scene.