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Mother arrested in deadly stabbings of 2 children in Colorado mountain town, police say

Claudia Camacho-Duenas, 37, was arrested in connection to the deaths of her 18 and 11-year-old children, the Glenwood Springs Police Department said.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Two people died after being stabbed Thursday afternoon, and their mother faces murder charges, the Glenwood Springs Police Department said.

Police said officers responded around 2:34 p.m. to a stabbing at an apartment complex on Soccer Field Road. They found two victims with significant injures.

Lifesaving measures were provided until the victims, ages 18 and 11, were taken to the hospital, where police said they were pronounced dead.

Officers also discovered a woman being restrained by an uninvolved citizen at the scene, and were told she was responsible for the assault, according to police.

Police said it appeared the initial assault took place inside an apartment before spilling out into the complex's parking lot area.

The woman, identified as 37-year-old Claudia Yuri Camacho-Duenas, was taken into custody without incident, according to police. 

It was determined Camacho-Duenas was the biological mother of both victims after investigation, police said. 

Camacho-Duenas faces two counts of first-degree murder and was booked into the Garfield County Jail, according to police.

The investigation will be forwarded to the 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office when it is completed, police said.

Credit: Garfield County Sheriff's Office
Claudia Camacho-Duenas

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