Isabel Martinez, Accused Child Killer, Smiles & Bows in Court

Mother charged with killing 4 of her kids and their father

She was arrested Thursday at her home in Loganville just before 5 a.m. for allegedly murdering her four children and husband - identified as Martin Romero, 33; Isabela Martinez, 10; Dacota Romero, 7; Dillan Romero, 4; and Alex Romero, 2, WSB-TV reported.

A fifth child, Diana Romero, was also stabbed, but was in stable condition at a children's hospital in Atlanta.

"For me, the hope and the attorneys are always going to be the people and my faith".

"She'll be evaluated and whatever comes out of that is how we'll proceed", Vandever said.

The mom charged with killing four of her young children and her husband made a series of weird poses to news cameras in court on Friday. Andrea Yates, who confessed to drowning her five children in 2001, was later found to be suffering from severe postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.

"Now she's yelling at people", Ramirez said. Deon Washington said Thursday that Martinez is the "primary suspect", adding that investigators are "not searching for anyone else".

"If she is still in the custody of our jail, still in the custody of Gwinnett County, she will remain in our custody until she is let out on bond or released from custody", he said.

In a write-up for the New York Times on the brutal crime incident, mainstream media reporters called the accused killer a "Georgia woman", glossing over the fact that she had been placed on an immigration hold.

"My attorney is the people that we're fighting for", she said. Police believe Martinez made the call.

A neighbor told the ABC station that Martinez had been depressed since her father died several months ago in Mexico and that she had been praying for him. When asked why did not want legal representation, she said that she was there to represent people who are "humble and hardworking; people who suffer" and that God would take care of her.

"They (said) they are OK", Romero said, quietly.

The man who will be prosecuting Isabel Martinez, the Loganville mother accused of murdering her family, says this is the most heinous crime he's ever worked. Their father was Martin Romero, 33.

She's also being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Early indications are that a knife was used to attack the five, though a medical examiner will make the final determination about the cause of death, she said.

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