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Tennessee Mother charged in children's deaths

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -

Authorities in Tennessee say the mother of four children found fatally stabbed has been charged with first-degree murder.
    
Shanynthia Gardner of Memphis faces four counts of first degree murder while committing aggravated child neglect; four counts of first degree murder while committing aggravated child abuse; four counts of aggravated child neglect or endangerment; and four counts of aggravated child abuse.
    
Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham says the victims were a 4-year-old boy; a 3-year-old girl; a 2-year-old girl; and a 6-month-old girl.
    
A 7-year-old boy escaped the attack. All five children were Gardner's.
    
Deputies were called to an apartment complex in unincorporated Shelby County shortly before 1 p.m. Friday. They took Gardner into custody after finding the children's bodies.

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