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Coroner: Mother, three children killed in stabbing at Elizabeth Canty Homes

Update: Police arrested a suspect and charged him with four counts of murder. Read more.

Columbus Police remain on the scene Thursday morning of a stabbing Wednesday night in Columbus that left four people, a mother and her three children, dead.

Police are investigating the stabbing deaths at an apartment at Elizabeth Canty Homes, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.

Bryan said Wednesday night he responded to the scene off Cusseta Road near 20th Ave. and pronounced 29-year old Jerrica Spellman and her three children dead around 9:45 p.m.

One child was 3 years old, another 1 year old and the youngest approximately 4 or 5 months old, Bryan said.

Bryan said the bodies will be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy.

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