Depressed woman threatens to shoot brother

2012-07-26 08:38
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Bloemfontein - A 22-year-old woman battling severe depression threatened to shoot her 12-year-old brother in Stilfontein on Wednesday afternoon.

Beeld reported that the woman called the boy into her room when he came back from school and threatened to shoot him.

The boy sat down on the floor and started to pray while another brother who was also at home called the police.

A detective was sent to the scene and he negotiated with the sister from outside her room.

It came to light that the sister suffered from severe depression and had herself discharged from a psychiatric hospital after only one week of treatment.

After an hour, the woman let her brother go and was taken away by police.

The boy was shocked but otherwise fine and told reporters he had kept praying for himself and his sister.

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