Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 5:51PM

Funeral services to be held in Mexico for brother and sister murdered in Gainesville

By B.J. Williams Assistant News Director
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

The bodies of a young brother and sister who were murdered earlier this month in Gainesville will be returned to Mexico for funeral services.

Mateo Miranda Jaramillo, 5, and Katherine Miranda Jaramillo, 6, were found stabbed to death at their home on Crescent Drive on Friday, Dec. 11. Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators said the children's mother was also found at the scene with cuts on her body; she was taken to the hospital and later charged with the slayings of her children. 

Both Mateo and Katherine were students at White Sulphur Elementary School on Old Cornelia Highway in Hall County. 

Locally, Hillside Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Services on McEver Road in Gainesville is coordinating services for the children.

The mother, Berenice Jamarillo-Hernandez, 26, was jailed on Dec. 13 on two counts of felony murder, two counts of malice murder and two counts of aggravated assault-cutting. She is also on an immigration hold, according to jail records. Investigators have not indicated what prompted the attacks on the children.

  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: hall county sheriff's office, funeral service, murdered children , Hillside Chapel Funeral Home
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Northeast Georgia Health System staff warn of rationing care if COVID-19 cases rise post-holiday
Staff with the Northeast Georgia Health System are warning that they may be forced to ration care if COVID-19 cases continue to rise post-holiday.
4:26PM ( 7 hours ago )
Hall and Dawson County superior court jury trials suspended through the end of January
As COVID-19 hospitalizations at Northeast Georgia Health System facilities continue to break records, Hall and Dawson County Superior Courts have suspended jury trials through Jan. 31, 2021.
3:45PM ( 8 hours ago )
Blue Ridge Police Chief continues three-month battle against COVID-19
Blue Ridge Police Chief Johnny Scearce remained in the hospital Wednesday as he continued a three-month battle against COVID-19.
1:34PM ( 10 hours ago )
Local/State News
Hall County Sheriff's Office donates 112 bicycles in annual program
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office provided over 100 bicycles to local families in need Friday during their annual Christmas Bicycle program.
6:00PM ( 4 days ago )
UPDATE: Gainesville mother charged with murder in stabbing of two children
The Hall County Sheriff's Office has obtained warrants for the arrest of a Gainesville woman on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault in the Friday stabbing deaths of her two children
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:30PM ( 1 week ago )
Gainesville man arrested with $400k worth of methamphetamine
Local, state and federal authorities say they've taken $400,000 worth of methamphetamine off the streets with the arrest of one man from Gainesville.
By AccessWDUN Staff
3:35PM ( 1 week ago )
Gainesville man charged with pointing gun at victims, ramming vehicle
A Gainesville man faces several charges, including aggravated assault and first-degree criminal damage to property, following an incident that took place late last night.
1:26PM ( 1 week ago )
Suspect now in custody following a manhunt in Lumpkin County
A suspect faces charges from three different law enforcement agencies following a manhunt earlier this week.
By AccessWDUN Staff
2:35PM ( 2 weeks ago )