An Alabama mother accused of killing her two young sons is in jail facing murder charges after she'd spent the past two weeks in the hospital recovering from self-inflicted wounds, according to a local report.
Sara Tapia allegedly murdered her sons Taylor Garcia, 9, and Alvaro Garcia, 3, earlier this month in a Cullman County home, AL.com reported. Cullman County is an hour’s drive north of Birmingham.
Tapia reportedly had been in the hospital since Oct. 12, initially listed in critical condition from apparent self-inflicted wounds.
Sheriff’s deputies said Tapia was found with self-inflicted knife wounds and a knife was recovered from the scene, according to the news outlet.
Tracking dogs reportedly helped investigators find Tapia in a field a few hundred yards from the home.
Tapia’s sons were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.
It was unclear what may have motivated Tapia to allegedly kill her sons.