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Family Reveals Potential Motive After Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies To Death

Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies -- Father Gives Statement

Jul. 4 2016, Updated 5:41 p.m. ET

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Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies -- Father Gives Statement

Days after Shanynthia Gardner , her ex, the father of her lone surviving child, has spoken out about the senseless killings.

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"The lady who committed this crime is not the lady I know, the lady I had a child with," Detrail Clayton told The Commercial Appeal.

Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies -- Father Gives Statement

"I just feel like she was going through something," he continued.

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Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies To Death -- Latest Updates
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"When the doors close, you never know what a person is going through," he insisted.

Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies To Death -- Latest Updates
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"It's an act of evil," Detrail added, "I don't know what she's got into."

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Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies To Death -- Latest Updates
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As Radar reported, Detrail's 7-year-old son, Dallen, was the only child to survive his mother's attack, running from his home to alert neighbors that his mother had stabbed his younger si

Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies To Death -- Latest Updates
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While authorities have obtained Shanynthia's confession, they have not yet informed the public of a motive in the killings.

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Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies -- Father Gives Statement

Detrail's mother Sonya, however, has her own theories, citing problems in the 29-year-old's marriage to Martin Gardner.

Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies -- Father Gives Statement

"I think her and Martin was breaking up," she claimed.

Memphis Mom Stabs Four Babies -- Father Gives Statement

She knew something was wrong and she was going to be stuck with five kids," Sonya guessed. "I believe she wanted to end her life, I do. And she didn't want to leave those kids here."

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