Who is Claudia Camacho-Duenas? Colorado mom, 37, stabbed and killed her two children
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO: In a shocking crime from Colorado, a 37-year-old mother of two has been arrested for allegedly murdering her two children — an 11-year-old daughter and an 18-year-old son. Claudia Camacho-Duenas was arrested around 2:34 pm on Thursday, December 30, 2021, on suspicion of two counts of first-degree homicide. She was nabbed by cops from an apartment complex in Glenwood Springs in the city of Denver.
In December itself, a similar incident was reported from Penns Grove, New Jersey, where Kristhie Alcazar allegedly killed her five-month-old daughter. The young mother was arrested and charged for fatally stabbing the infant in the chest area. Two months prior to that, Esther Callejas from Phoenix, Arizona was arrested for shooting her two kids, as she wanted them to "go to heaven".
Police managed to arrest Claudia Camacho-Duenas when officials responded to a call about a "stabbing in progress". They reached her apartment to find the two youngsters suffering from "significant injuries."
A press release from Glenwood Springs police states, "Officers arrived quickly to find two victims suffering from significant injuries. Life-saving measures were provided and the victims were transported to an area hospital. Simultaneously, officers found an adult female being restrained by an uninvolved civilian. Officers were told the woman being restrained was responsible for the assault and she was detained without incident."
No details about the mother's motive have been revealed by the police as the investigation is still ongoing. However, it is being reported that the woman attacked her kids first inside the apartment. Her daughter somehow managed to escape first and her son left soon afterward. But she followed both of them and continued to fatally stab both until they were injured beyond recovery. "The little girl was able to leave the apartment first. The boy followed. The mother continued the attack outside," a local spokesperson told People.
"We are very saddened to report this tragedy in our community yesterday, particularly in a traditional time of celebration during the holiday season," Glenwood Springs Police Chief Joseph Deras said later, adding, "This type of violence is uncharacteristic for our community and our first responders ... are personally affected by this event. We recognize this affects everyone in our community and we mourn this inexplicable loss of life of these two very young people."