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Germantown mother charged with murder

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have charged a Germantown woman for murder in the Friday deaths of her 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl.

Zakieya Latrice Avery is charged with two counts of first degree murder for the killings, and two counts of attempted first degree murder, as two other children remain hospitalized after Friday's attack.

Avery, 28, of the 19000 block of Cherry Bend Drive in Germantown, is being held without bond.

Police identified the deceased children as Norell N. Harris, a 1-year-old male, and Zyana Z. Harris, a 2-year-old female. The hospitalized children are identified as Taniya Harris, a 5-year-old female, and Martello Harris, a 8-year-old male.

There has been no update on the condition of Taniya or Martello.

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