Three boys were found stabbed to death in a Phoenix house and their mother, who is suspected in their death, is clinging to life with self-inflicted slash wounds.
The two older boys, 8-year-old Jaikare Rahaman and 5-year-old Jeremiah Adams, were found dead in a bedroom closet in the north Phoenix home while the youngest, 2-month-old Avery Robinson, was found further back in the closet, stashed in a suitcase, police said. The bodies were partially dismembered.
The boys’ mother, who may have been pregnant with another child, was rushed to the hospital after she had knifed herself in the abdomen and neck, cops said.
She was later identified as 29-year-old Octavia Rogers.
The woman had grown up in Phoenix but moved to Virginia in 2014, AZ Central reported. She had just moved back to her hometown for the birth of the 2-month-old.
She had been living at her mother’s house in Phoenix, where police found the bodies of her sons.
Rogers’s brother told police that his sister was behaving erratically before the bloodshed.When he arrived to the house after work on Wednesday, she started talking to him about religion and then locked him out of the house.
After her brother busted into the house, he found her with multiple knife wounds in the bathroom. She tried to drown herself when her brother went to get towels for the bleeding woman.
She told her brother that she was pregnant while she stabbed herself in the stomach.
While Rogers was rushed to the hospital, she told police officers that her children were with another family member.
The bodies were later found during a routine search of the home.
“The boys were killed during a several-hour period Wednesday night after the woman’s mother left for work and her brother returned home from work before midnight,” a police spokesman told the local NBC affiliate.
Police said they are unaware of any history of mental illness. Cops expect to charge the woman if she survives her injuries.
sources: daily news