March 4, 2021

Woman accused of murdering her two sons jailed after being released from hospital

An Alabama woman has been jailed on murder charges in the deaths of her two young sons.

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets that 32-year-old Sara Franco Tapia was booked on Monday.

The woman is being held in the deaths of 3-year-old Alvaro Garcia and 9-year-old Taylor Garcia. They were found dead inside their home on Oct. 12.

The woman was found in a field near the home with cuts and stab wounds, and she’s been hospitalized since. She was taken to jail after being released from the hospital.

A booking photo shows what appears to be stitches in the center of her chest.

Court records aren’t available to show whether Tapia has a defense attorney who could speak on her behalf.