Police: Mother stabbed infants with knife, scissors

Published: Apr. 24, 2018 at 4:16 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

April 26, 2018

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) – A police report reveals new details in the case of a Gadsden County mother accused of stabbing her two infant children.

According to arrest documents, at 2:28 p.m. on April 24, a Quincy Police officer was dispatched to the garage area of the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a woman telling a county worker that she had just killed her kids. The responding officer made contact with the worker, who provided a description of the woman. The officer soon located the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Carolyn Brown, in the nearby area.

The officer noted that Brown had dried blood on her hands and an injury to her right palm. She was taken into custody and transported to the Apalachee Mental Heath Center.

Staff at the center advised Quincy Police that Brown had two children. Officers then contacted the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and requested a welfare check at Brown’s residence on Havana Highway.

At the residence, deputies found two infant boys, 8-months-old and 20-months-old, on the floor of the bedroom. Police reports state that both children had been stabbed, one with a knife and one with a pair of scissors.

The infants were rushed to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries and were last listed in critical condition.

Brown is currently being held in the Leon County Detention Facility. She is facing attempted murder charges out of Gadsden County for the stabbings.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News

Updated- April 25, 2018

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office says a mother is in custody, accused of stabbing her two young children.

Deputies say an investigation revealed that 33-year-old Carolyn Brown, of Quincy, stabbed her two infant sons.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday afternoon. Deputies say Brown walked into town in Quincy around 1 p.m., asking passersby where the jail was and stating, "I just killed my babies."

She was apprehended under the Baker Act by Quincy Police. Authorities responded to Brown's residence and found the two infants suffering from stab wounds.

The baby boys, ages 8 months and 15 months, were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment. Both children underwent surgery, and GCSO says the boys remain in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

After Brown was picked up by police in Quincy, she was taken to The Apalachee Center in Tallahassee, where she allegedly attacked one of the nurses as soon as she was taken out of handcuffs. Arrest papers say she punched the nurse several times during the unprovoked attack before she was restrained in handcuffs again.

Brown was arrested and taken to the Leon County Detention Facility on a battery charge.

Authorities say Brown is also facing two counts of attempted murder in Gadsden County for the stabbings.

Brown made her first appearance in Leon County on Wednesday.

We've also learned that this isn't the first time Brown has been accused of battery on medical staff. She was accused of hitting an emergency room nurse last year and a judge placed her on mental health probation.

Wednesday, the judge set bond at $500 for the battery charge. If Brown bonds out on that charge, she will still be held on the attempted murder charges out of Gadsden County.