Mom kills son, tries to commit suicide

2012-10-09 08:47

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Johannesburg - A Gauteng mother tried to kill all of her children and attempted suicide after the attack but survived.

The Star reported that one of the children, a 3-year-old boy, died while a 4-year-old girl survived.

The family was not identified.

The mother and her three children were living with the woman’s 63-year-old mother in Orlando East in Johannesburg.

It is alleged that on the night of 24 September, she strangled the boy and tried to hang herself. It was not clear how she tried to kill her daughter.

The grandmother’s eldest daughter called the police and the woman was arrested and charged with murder.

The grandmother said her daughter had had some problems with mental illness, “but she was a good child. I’m still trying to understand why she did it. As her mom, I’m saddened.”

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