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Md. woman charged with murder of 2 of her children

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GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have charged a 28-year-old woman with murdering of two of her children and attempting to murder two others.

Police identified the woman Saturday as Zakieya Latrice Avery of Germantown.

Police say Avery was arrested Friday after she fled from police who had been called to the 19000 block of Cherry Bend Drive. A neighbor called police to report a car with a door open and a knife laying nearby. Police say two of Avery's children were found dead in a townhouse. They were identified Saturday as Norell Harris, a 1-year-old boy, and Zyana Harris, a 2-year-old girl.

Two other children who were found injured and another adult woman were hospitalized.

Police identified the children as 5-year-old Taniya Harris, a girl, and 8-year-old Martello Harris, a boy.

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