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Mother charged with killing children

WINDER - The mother of two children who were found dead of stab wounds Wednesday is now being sought on multiple charges, including felony murder.

Authorities are searching for Felicia Hill, 26, also known as Felicia Belle Williams, on two counts of felony murder, two counts of murder, two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree, two counts of aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act and two counts of possessing a knife during the commission of a crime, according to Barrow County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Murray Kogod.

Charges of aggravated assault were brought against Hill on Thursday in connection with a Wednesday attack on Charles Barnes, who is Hill's father and the children's grandfather.

"Thanks to the generosity of some of our local businesses, we are able to offer a $3,000 reward to anyone who gives us information that leads to her arrest," Kogod said.

Hill remains at large. Kogod encouraged the public to call in with any leads.

Hill had faced drug charges in Barrow County and was set to enter a substance abuse treatment program.

She agreed to enter a drug treatment program in lieu of probation. A Barrow County Superior Court judge had signed off on the waiver the same day Hill's children were found stabbed to death.

Hill was sentenced May 13 to six months in jail and was given probation after pleading guilty to forgery. In December, authorities charged her with violating the terms of her probation and sentenced her to 120 to 180 days in a state diversion center. Hill signed a waiver Dec. 29 revoking her probation. In that waiver, Hill agreed to spend 8 to 12 months in a substance abuse treatment facility.

On Wednesday, the day her two children were found stabbed to death in their Bethlehem home, Judge David Motes signed off on the waiver, giving Williams a 30-day deadline in which to enroll in a program. Hill did not appear in court Wednesday, nor was she required to.

A 911 call came in to a Barrow County Sheriff's dispatcher at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. The caller hung up. Another call came in moments later, but the caller did not speak. Deputies traced the call to 691 Tanners Bridge Circle, just north of the Walton County line.

When deputies arrived about three minutes later, they found Elexis Nicole Hill, 9, and James Ross Hill, 4, dead of stab wounds. Barnes suffered from a head injury and was treated at the scene.

No funeral arrangements had been made as of Friday, according to Patricia Hill, the children's paternal grandmother.