Mother Stabs Four Children and Their Father to Death, Gives Thumbs up in Court

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After being charged with killing four young children and their father, a 33-year-old Georgia mother smiled to the cameras in court, giving them a thumbs-up.

Isabel Martinez was arrested on Thursday, after police responded to a 911 call at her home in Gwinnett County, Ga. The officers arrived to find that five children had been stabbed, along with their father. All but one of the victims were dead when the police arrived. The fifth child, Diana, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Martinez was taken to court on Friday, where she was charged with five counts of malice murder, five counts of murder and six counts of aggravated assault.

While at the court, photographers snapped pictures of those arrested. Martinez turned to the cameras and started smiling.

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Throughout the process, Martinez made many odd gestures to the photographers. She waved, gave a thumbs-up, and even waved her finger "no." You can find several of these photos here.

According to US Customs and Immigration Enforcement spokesperson Bryan Cox, Martinez entered the country illegally from Mexico.

Diana Romero, the one surviving child, remains in the hospital. As of Thursday night, police said that she was in stable condition. The young girl had surgery to repair damage from multiple stab wounds and she is expected to remain in the hospital for two to three weeks.

There is currently a GoFundMe page to raise money for Diana's medical expenses.

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