A teenager has been charged with the murder of her mother and sister in what police believe was a failed murder-suicide bid.
Rosa Aminta Maldonado, 44, and her daughter Rosa Lee Maldonado, 19, were found dead of apparent stab wounds inside their home in Lester, Limestown County at around 1am on Thursday.
Emergency responders also found a girl, 15, inside the residence, who they say was stabbing herself in the head and neck in an apparent suicide attempt.
She has since been charged with two counts of capital murder in Limestone County.
Officials claimed that because she is a minor, no other details will be released.
Limestone County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Stephen Young told The News Courier of Athens said: ‘Preliminary evidence indicates (the 15-year-old) stabbed and killed her sister and mother in a domestic altercation at the residence, eventually using a knife on herself as well in a suicide attempt’.
Sheriff Mike Blakely said the emergency call which was understood to be made by one of the deceased women was ‘one of the worst’ he listened to in his 47 years of law enforcement.
He said: ‘You’ve got two individuals in the process of being murdered, screaming, asking for help and asking the assailant to please stop.
‘Someone who speaks fluent Spanish is helping us dissect some of the Spanish that was spoken in the tape’.
In a cruel twist Maldonado was struck by tragedy years earlier when her other daughter Katherine Sanchez was raped and killed by her brother-in-law, Carlos Cardenas, in January.
Rosa Lee Maldonado graduated from Charles D’Amico High School, also known as Albion High School in 2017.
Albion Central School District Superintendent Michael S Bonnewell said the district has made grief counselors available after learning of the killings.
He told the Rochester Democrat: ‘We have a full complement of folks available, counselors and psychologists for both our kids and staff who have a need.
‘Many of our teachers had both of the children in their classes’.
He said Rosa Lee was a good student who teachers remember as being polite and pleasant.