Texas mom in custody after 5 children stabbed, 3 killed at home south of Dallas, deputies say

Saturday, March 4, 2023
Mom accused of stabbing her 5 kids leaving 3 dead at home in Texas
A mother is in custody after a stabbing left three children dead and two others wounded at a home in Italy, Texas.

ITALY, Texas -- Three children were found dead in a Texas home, and two others were taken to hospitals Friday afternoon, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office said.

All five were siblings, Child Protective Services confirmed to CNN affiliate WFAA.

They were in "temporary CPS care," according to Tiffani Butler with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

The home is in a small town in Italy, about 40 miles south of Dallas, Texas.

"We are shocked by this incomprehensible tragedy and already working with law enforcement to investigate how this happened and why," Butler told CNN.

Sheriff's Deputy Jerry Cozby said a suspect has been detained, and "there is no danger to the public at this time."

WFAA-TV reported that the mother of five children, who were the victims of the attack, is in custody.