According to the police officials, the mother, later identified as 34-year-old Mina was arrested and later charged with murder with a dangerous weapon and child abuse resulting in death after she reportedly killed her 4-year-old daughter Sana and tried to kill her 10-year-old son, who was not identified due to his age.
Police officials also believe the fatal stabbing was premeditated. The children’s dad, Fahim, reportedly found his daughter and called the authorities. The responding officers reportedly discovered that the mother fatally stabbed her daughter and also tried to stab her 10-year-old son. The boy was found unharmed, authorities said. According to the statement, the killing was carried out willfully, unlawfully and feloniously and with malice aforethought.
Police officials have not yet disclosed any motive for the killing. According to the officials, family friend told authorities that Mina struggled with depression and mental illness before the fatal incident. Family friend also launched a fundraiser to raise funds for the victim’s funeral and memorial services.
The 34-year-old mom is being held without bond. The 34-year-old mom, who was born in Iran and came to the US as a refugee, has reportedly been grappling with depression and mental illness. This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.