A mother who stabbed her three children in a Pompey home Friday before killing herself has been identified by deputies.
The teenage siblings, two girls and one boy, ran to a neighbor’s house on Oran Delphi Road around 9:03 a.m. Friday looking for help. The neighbor called 911 to report that the children said they were attacked by their mother with a knife.
After stabbing her children, the mother, Joan Stearns, 58, went into her home at 3621 Oran Delphi Rd and shot herself, said Tom Newton, an Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.
On Friday evening, one of the siblings was in critical condition and undergoing surgery. Another was in serious condition and the third had been released with minor wounds.
As of Sunday, two of the siblings had been released from the hospital, Newton said. The sibling originally in critical condition is now in good condition and expected to be released from the hospital in a few days, he said.
After the call to 911, police swarmed Oran Delphi Road, bringing the SWAT team, bomb squad, an armored truck and multiple ambulances. For several hours police blocked the road.
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