Isabel Martinez gestures towards news cameras during her first court appearance Friday, July 7, 2017, in Lawrenceville , Ga. Martinez is charged with killing four of her children and their father. (AP Photo/John Bazemore
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A woman accused of fatally stabbing four of her children and her husband at a home near Atlanta won’t appear in court this week as scheduled.

Isabel Martinez’s court-appointed attorney Robert Greenwald said via email Monday that he’s waiving her preliminary hearing originally scheduled Thursday.

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Martinez faces five counts of malice murder, five counts of murder and six counts of aggravated assault. Authorities say the stabbings happened July 6 at the family’s Loganville home. A fifth child, a 9-year-old girl, survived but was seriously injured.

At a July 7 court appearance, Martinez smiled and told the judge she didn’t need an attorney.

Greenwald filed a motion for a psychiatric evaluation. Court records show he withdrew that motion last week, but he said Monday that he couldn’t comment on that.

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