Saturday, December 20, 2014

Australian Cairns Stabbings: Mother Arrested for Murder of Eight Children

Queensland police consider murder charges against 37-year-old, mother to seven of the victims, as relatives tell of their shock and disbelief.

Queensland police said they were considering murder charges against a Cairns mother as relatives struggled to fathom how a woman who was a maternal figure to extended family and friends could be accused of killing seven of her own children, as well as a niece, in Australia’s worst ever such case.

The arrested woman, aged 37, remained under police guard in hospital on Saturday after the stabbing deaths of the eight children at her house in the north Queensland city’s suburb of Manoora a day earlier.

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