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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:26 PM

Australian mother arrested for murder in death of eight children

Source: Globe and Mail-AP

KRISTEN GELINEAU

SYDNEY, Australia

An Australian woman was arrested in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman’s home.

The 37-year-old woman, who is recovering in a hospital from stab wounds, was under guard and speaking with police, Queensland Police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said. She has not yet been charged.

Police haven’t said how the children died. But Asnicar said they’re examining several knives in the home that may have been the weapon used to kill them.

The children were identified as four girls and four boys, ranging in ages from 2 to 14 years old, Asnicar said. The woman is thought to be the mother of seven of the children. The eighth is believed to be her niece.

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Omaha Steve Dec 2014 OP
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:34 PM

1. I was afraid of that, OS.

Tragic. I can't stand the thought of the pain and fear they endured.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:52 PM

2. If this happened in the U.S., Jesus would be involved. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:33 PM

4. It still could be, in Australia.

They have their share of religious nutsos too.

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Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 12:02 AM

9. Not sure if she was Christian or followed the Dreamtime

I believe most Aboriginals in Australia maintained their own faith.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:22 PM

3. I wonder what motive could encourage a mother to kill her own children.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 06:28 PM

5. delusions caused by mental illness.

 

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 06:47 PM

7. Unfortunately that is probably the reason.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 06:43 PM

6. I'm going to go ahead and predict that there will be a religious component to this.



Fueled by/fueling her mental illness.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:56 PM

8. Child Murderer, or a Cry For Help?

 

I am still trying to understand the case of a Mother driving her kids into the ocean.




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Australian mother arrested for murder in mass killing of 8 children



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