Mother faces murder charges in slaying of 2 sons

October 15, 2019 GMT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman is being charged with murder in the killings of her two young sons.

Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry told a news conference Tuesday that 32-year-old Sara Franco Tapia will be arrested and jailed as soon as she’s released from a hospital where she’s being treated.

Gentry says his office will ask that the woman be held without bond in the deaths of her sons, 9-year-old Taylor Garcia and 3-year-old Alvaro Garcia.

The sheriff says deputies were called to a residence Saturday and found both children dead.

He says a police dog led officers to a field where the woman was found with what he described as multiple self-inflicted wounds. A knife was nearby.


Authorities haven’t said how the children were killed.