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Murphy Woman Faces Double Murder Charges

Genevieve Ellen Springer

A Murphy woman, Genevieve Ellen Springer, 44, is facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the tragic death of her twin 4-year-old sons, as announced by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on the evening of March 3. Springer was apprehended by authorities around 3:46 p.m. on the same day and has been denied the option for bail.

The incident unfolded when a father in Cherokee County, responding to a 911 call, arrived at 75 Gooseberry Road in Murphy on March 2 to exercise custody of his twin sons. The father discovered the lifeless bodies of his 4-year-old boys upon reaching the residence, prompting the sheriff’s office and Cherokee County Emergency Services to respond.

A comprehensive investigation was initiated, involving detectives from the sheriff’s office, agents from the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, and assistant district attorneys under the purview of District Attorney Ashley Welch. Springer, identified as the mother of the deceased twins, was initially hospitalized in North Georgia. Subsequently, she was charged with two counts of first-degree murder by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Following her release from the hospital on March 2, she was arrested in Union County, Georgia, and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on March 3, where she is presently held without bond.

While the offenses are indicated to have occurred on Monday, Feb. 26, the exact date and time of the twins’ demise are yet to be determined. The twins’ father reported last seeing his sons alive on Feb. 26. Springer’s court date is scheduled for Thursday, March 7.

A Facebook post by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on March 2 reassured the community that there was no imminent threat following the investigation of a homicide in the Harshaw community of Murphy.

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