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Uncle accused of stabbing two girls will undergo mental evaluation

Benito Martinez (Source: Shelby County Jail) Benito Martinez (Source: Shelby County Jail)
Two children and their mother were stabbed last week on Getwell Road Two children and their mother were stabbed last week on Getwell Road

(WMC-TV) - The man charged with stabbing his two nieces and their mother inside their Memphis apartment was in court Monday.

Betino Martinez is charged with aggravated assault stemming from the stabbing last week.

Police say Martinez lived in the Eastwood Park Apartments on Getwell Road with the three victims and his mother.

When police arrived on the scene, they said Martinez was smiling and yelling, "I did it."

He was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. He will return to court July 9.

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