A mother has reportedly been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing all four of her young children to death.
Local media outlets have confirmed how 34-year-old Shanynthia Gardner received her prison sentencing recently by the Criminal Court Judge with a small possibility of parole on Tuesday.
The mother is guilty of carrying out the most horrifying murder of her own four children in 2016 after their bodies were discovered with stab wounds on the throat.
Officials claim that the innocent children were only 4,3,2, and 5 months in age but that didn’t stop the mother from killing them in the most brutal manner imaginable.
Reports from ABC24 revealed how all of the kids were covered with stab wounds and they were pronounced dead at the scene of the crime.
Meanwhile, another child who happened to be 7 years old at the time of the crime managed to escape the horror attack and take refuge at a neighbor’s residence nearby.
The mother, who previously worked at a Children’s Hospital during that time, admitted to the horrifying and fatal stabbings, while she and her husband were conversing on the phone.
But the suspect’s lawyers have gone on to argue about an insanity defense in the case, which the judge has reportedly denied.
On the other hand, prosecutors have admitted that the mother is suffering from some sort of mental illness but she did confirm that what she did was unlawful and wrongful, as revealed by the district attorney’s office.
The mother was deemed guilty for her crime in December of last year for four counts of first-degree murder, severe child abuse, murder projected in the form of aggravated child abuse, and child neglect. This also includes the involvement of a deadly weapon used to carry out the tragic crime.
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