Mother who allegedly admitted to stabbing four children to appear in court

The woman accused of killing her four children last Friday will appear before a judge today.

Shanynthia Gardner is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, endangerment and neglect.

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Investigators say Gardner cut the children's throats inside an apartment complex. All four of the children were under the age of 5.

A 7-year-old was also inside the apartment during the murders but was able to escape.

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Investigators located the butcher knife Gardner used inside the apartment. She also allegedly admitted to stabbing her four children.