2 boys fatally stabbed, mother charged in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities have charged a Memphis mother with fatally stabbing her two young children.

Shelby County court records posted online show that Jamina Briggs was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder.

Briggs was arrested after police responded to a home in east Memphis on Wednesday night to find a 6-year-old boy and a 23-month-old boy with stab wounds. Both died at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Briggs also has a criminal record that includes arrests for domestic violence and prostitution. According to affidavits, she has been in fights with her mother and her boyfriend and was sentenced to jail for both incidents.

Police said the woman might have mental health issues.

Online records do not show if Briggs has a lawyer. No one answered the door at her home Thursday

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