Relative: Mother showed demons before stabbing and killing family

How could a mother try to kill her entire family?

Days before Isabel Martinez allegedly stabbed and killed virtually her entire family, she was struggling with some demons of her own.

Depressed over the recent death of her father in Mexico, the Loganville mother spiraled into depression, said a family member. That depression was fueled by her intense religious beliefs.

What made the once gentle-natured Martinez change so radically?

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Gwinnett Police are charging Isabel Martinez with murdering four of her five children and their father. The fifth child is hospitalized in serious condition

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