Phoenix police: Woman kills her 3 young sons, stabs herself

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a mother stabbed and killed her three young sons then badly wounded herself in a suicide attempt. She is hospitalized in critical condition.

Sgt. Trent Crump says the woman’s brother called 911 after returning home late Wednesday and finding she had locked him out.

Trump says the brother eventually got into the home and found his sister with self-inflicted stab wounds. She then tried to drown herself in a bathtub while he got towels for her bleeding.

Trump says the woman told officers arriving at the scene that her children were somewhere else. But police then found the boys — ages 2 months old and 5 and 8 years old — dead from stab wounds. At least two of the bodies were in a closet.

No identities were released.