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Woman stabs two children before killing herself with butcher knife

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(KMOV.com) – Police are investigating a disturbing incident in Pulaski County after witnesses say a woman stabbed two children before turning the butcher knife on herself.

Officers were called to the 25300 block of Highway W in the Laquey area Sunday afternoon. A 911 caller described a “disturbing” situation involving numerous people being stabbed.

When police arrived, they found 37-year-old Yvonne Holmes with dozens of stab wounds, who died shortly after police found her.

According to witnesses, Holmes was visiting the children, ages 2 and 12, when she “became delusional,” took out a butcher knife and began stabbing them. A 38-year-old man who was in the home protected the children, receiving minor stab wounds himself.

Holmes then ran outside to the front yard and stabbed herself until she died.

The two children were transported to a local hospital for treatment and are expected to survive, but are in serious condition. The man was treated for minor wounds and released at the scene.

It’s unknown what caused Holmes to fly into a delusional rage.

The investigation is ongoing.

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