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Tennessee woman arrested after stabbing her two young kids to death

By Mason White 7:35 PM August 3, 2013
Jamina Briggs 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with murder related charges after she stabbed her two little children to death, according to police reports in Tennessee.

Memphis Police said that a 29-year-old woman was charged Thursday with murder in the fatal stabbing of her two young children.

Jamina Briggs was arrested Wednesday night after she called police to her home, saying that she stabbed her six-year-old and her 23-month-old, police said. Officers arrived at the house in east Memphis to find the two children lying on the couch with multiple stab wounds.

Both children were taken by ambulance to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, where they died. The 6-year-old was identified as Nicholas Briggs and the younger child was identified as Jeremiah Briggs.

Briggs has a criminal history that includes arrests for domestic violence and prostitution. According to the affidavits, Briggs had fought with her mother and her boyfriend. She was sentenced to jail for both incidents.
Police said Briggs could have mental health problems.

The authorities have yet to reveal a motive for the stabbing.
The formal charges against Briggs were listed by police as first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse and or neglect.