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GA mom gets no death penalty for killing husband and kids

Isabel Martinez, 34, is charged with five counts of murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of third-degree cruelty to children. Martinez entered a not guilty plea in court on Monday to not killing her children and husband in July 2017.

Prosecutors say she attacked and killed her husband Martin Romero, 33, and her three children, Axel (age 2), Dillon (age 7), and Isabella (age 10). One of her children, Diana, age 9, survived the attack.

Due to Martinez’s mental status, prosecutors have determined she will not get the death penalty.

Reports from WSBTV state the family members say that Martinez has been depressed since her father’s death worried that he would go to hell for practicing witchcraft.

When Martinez was arrested and brought to court in July 2017, she gave a thumbs up to the media and smiled when she entered the courtroom.

According to the July DFCS report, Martinez stabbed the children first and her husband, Romero tried to stop her, and then she turned the knife on him. Gwinnett County police, at the time, showed up to the house after Martinez made a 911 call here police found her sitting among her children and husband with a cut wrist.




Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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