Cullman mother arrested for murder of her two young sons aged 3 and 9; police describe the act as 'pure evil'
The bodies were found after officers answered a 911 call from a home near Baileyton, Sheriff Matt Gentry said. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
A mother was arrested in Cullman County, Alabama, on October 13 afternoon for the double murder of her two sons. The two boys were aged nine and three respectively as confirmed by the Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick. The children's bodies were found after officers answered a 911 call at 2:30 p.m from a home near Baileyton, said Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The mother was found close by and was arrested. "You never can prepare yourself in the 20 years I’ve been in law enforcement for children... for something bad to happen to children. There’s a lot of evil in this world, and that’s just what we saw today, was evil", said Gentry in a statement, according to the Cullman Tribune. “We found two small children that were deceased. Deputies immediately secured the perimeter. We started an active search. We deployed our K-9s here at the property. Within a couple of hundred yards of the residence, we located the suspect, which is the mother of the children. We arrested the mother and she’s been flown to a hospital.”
What happened inside the home that led to the murders is still unclear at this time as it is an ongoing investigation. The names of the victims and the mother have not been revealed. “We don’t know what caused this tragic incident, but what I can tell you is that evil was involved. Any time a person will do this to children, there’s only one word, and that’s evil", Gentry said.
The two boys were students at Parkside School, confirmed WAAY 31. Parkside School Principal Richard Orr said the children were "respectful, polite, sweet as can be." The boys also have an elder sister studying at the same school in sixth grade.