Who is Berenice Jaramillo-Hernandez? Georgia mom fatally stabs her 2 young children before trying to kill herself
Hernandez will be facing two counts each of felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault for the alleged killing
GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA: A mother of two has now been charged for killing both of her children before cutting herself in the neck on Friday, December 11.
26-year-old, Berenice Jaramillo-Hernandez allegedly stabbed her children 5-year-old Mateo Miranda Jaramillo and 6-year-old Katherine Miranda Jaramillo on Friday, after that she punctured her own neck. She was later hospitalized with severe injuries and was booked into the Hall County Jail on Sunday, December 13. After her release from the medical facility, she was charged with the murder, according to the police statement.
Hernandez will be facing two counts each of felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault for the alleged killing. According to a report by The Gainesville Times, the local police responded to a report that a woman had cut herself at her home in northeast Hall County at about 2 pm on December 11. The Department of Police found that Hernandez was seriously injured while her two kids were dead. Investigators alleged that she killed them and later turned the knife on herself.
White Sulphur Elementary School issued a message for the dead children's family which stated: "We are deeply saddened to report that two of our precious students passed away unexpectedly this afternoon. As a school and community, we are heartbroken, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”
Stan Lewis, Hall County Schools spokesman stated that they had extra staff trained in grief counseling to assist students and staff. “As you can imagine, this has hit White Sulphur and the community very hard,” Lewis said.
Executive Director of Hispanic Alliance-GA, Vanesa Sarazua said that the organization had helped the family with daily with food donations over the past year. “We always tried to connect her to local resources and give her the basic needs that she might have for her children," she said, describing the situation as "very tragic." The motive behind the brutal slaying has not been revealed yet by the investigators.