Mom accused of stabbing kids told police she is schizophrenic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Records show that a mother charged with fatally stabbing her two sons told officers that she is paranoid schizophrenic and voices told her to do it.

An affidavit of complaint shows that 29-year-old Jamina Briggs also told officers who arrived at her home Wednesday night that she had "blood on her hands" and she was sorry.

Officers arrested Briggs after they found the boys, 6-year-old Nicholas Briggs and 23-month-old Jeremiah Briggs, lying on a couch with multiple stab wounds. The boys died at a hospital.

Briggs is charged with first-degree murder. She has a criminal record that includes two guilty pleas for domestic assault for altercations she had with her mother and boyfriend.

Meanwhile, Tennessee's Department of Children's Services says Harris did not have legal custody of the 6-year-old.


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