A Manzanola woman who allegedly stabbed her two children before driving her vehicle into the Arkansas River was arrested April 26 upon her release from the hospital.

Christina Martinez, 33, has since been released.

Martinez is facing four counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of first degree assault, two counts of felony child abuse, and arson, the release said.

She was originally being held on a $500,000 bond.

At her first court appearance on April 18, however, Martinez's bond was reduced to $50,000, said Susan Medina, spokesperson for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Martinez is suspected of trying to kill her two daughters, ages 8 and 10, at their home in Manzanola on March 31.

She then placed them in her vehicle. While driving on Colo. 207, Martinez allegedly began stabbing the children and then drove the car off the roadway and into the Arkansas River.

A passerby called emergency responders, and the two children were rescued from the SUV. Martinez was located outside of the vehicle.

All three were transported for medical treatment. The injuries to the children were not life-threatening, law enforcement officials said at the time, and they have been released from the hospital.

Because the case involves minor children, information is not readily available, including details regarding the alleged arson and the four counts of attempted first degree murder.

Martinez was due back in court Wednesday.

jfairman@chieftain.com