Memphis woman suspected of stabbing herself, her two children - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis woman suspected of stabbing herself, her two children

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A mother and her two children remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after they were stabbed late Monday night.

Police said the stabbings happened around sometime before 9:00pm Monday in a home near the intersection of Minnehaha and Park.

The two children, ages three and 11 months, were rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in extremely critical condition. Their mother was taken to The MED.

Officials said the woman's husband became concerned Monday night when he could not contact her.  He eventually called her mother, who found the three around 9 p.m. Monday when she went to the home.

Initially, police searched the neighborhood surrounding the woman's home for a suspect, but as their investigation continued, police came to suspect the woman was the one responsible for stabbing both herself and her children.

No charges have been filed, and police have not been able to question the mother due to her condition.

The Memphis Police Department's Child Abuse Squad has also been assigned to the case.


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