Woman will be questioned about the fatal stabbing of her two children
A 22-year-old woman stabbed her two young children in Augusta, Georgia Thursday, police report in both the Pioneer Press and the Augusta Chronicle.
Jeanette Michelle Hawes' two children, one boy and one girl, died of multiple stab wounds to the chest, police said. Hawes had taken both children into a convenience store bathroom in south Augusta. A Food Mart employee heard a scream and called the police.
When police arrived, they found Hawes and her two children, 1 and 3, on the floor of the locked bathroom. Hawes was unharmed and covered in blood. An autopsy is scheduled for tonight.
Hawes was charged with possession of a knife and two counts of murder. She is being held at the Richmond County jail.
Amanda Thomas, a store clerk, said Hawes was a regular customer.