Cullman Co. mother charged with murder after two children found dead

2 children killed, mom charged with murder in Cullman County

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office released the names of two children who were found dead inside their home near Baileyton Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff Matt Gentry identified the victims as Alvaro Garcia, 3 and Taylor Garcia, 9.

The mother of two boys that were found dead in a home in Cullman county on Saturday has been charged with their murder. Sheriff Matt Gentry said after the 9-1-1 call came in around 2:30, there was a short search of the area for a possible suspect. They found that suspect, the mother, 32-year-old Sarah Tapia hiding in a field

Investigators say Tapia tried to harm herself with the same knife that she used to take the life of her children. Police located the murder weapon not far from the home. The father of the children, 9-year-old Taylor Garcia and his brother 3-year-old Alvaro Garcia, came home and made the gruesome discovery. He immediately called the police.

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The sheriff’s office says their dispatch received a 911 call from a home on County Road 1718 around 2:30 Saturday. Officials arrived to find two deceased juveniles at the scene.

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