Woman arrested for killing baby

2012-05-27 20:53

Johannesburg - A woman was arrested on Sunday for stabbing her one-year-old daughter to death in Kagiso on the West Rand, police said.

Spokesperson Solomon Sibiya said police arrested the 19-year-old mother at her house.

"The little girl was found with five stab wounds to the chest.

"The child was still breathing when police arrived."

He said the woman had taken an overdose of pills before stabbing her child after she had phoned family members to confess about the murder.

Family members alerted the police.

"The mother confessed to police that she had killed her child and a suicide note was found near her."

Sibiya said the woman was treated by paramedics.

She was taken into police custody and will appear in the Kagiso Magistrate's Court on a charge of murder.

  • Charnelle - 2012-05-27 22:02

    Really? Sympathy for the mother? She is the victim? I agree, Post Natal Depression is very real, I doubt that it is a reason to murder a innocent child who did not ask to be here. Reality check: This woman is a child murderer and belongs with all the other murderers! There simply is no justification for such a vicious act.

      melania.nel - 2012-05-27 22:16

      Its not sympathy. Its just a motive I can think of that might drive a mother to such horrible deeds. Some women totally lose it when they have it. There should be more help available for mothers after childbirth. Even in the private sector it is rarely spoken of. They give you pills and see you in a month to check if it worked. I have heard of psychotic episodes where the wrong meds were given. She should have asked for help before resorting to such a despicacle deed. I pray for the family.

  • ruan.swanepoel - 2012-05-28 08:45

    Seeing this way too often! I still think a licence of some sort be imposed before being allowed to have children. The only sentence I see fitting here is death.

      Kay-Leigh - 2012-05-28 10:10

      I was having that very same conversation with my colleagues last week. The craziness has to stop with the parents, before they can inflict it on the next generation. Prevention is better than cure.

      Snoopy - 2012-05-28 12:05

      Hi Ruan, I agree with you 1000%.. People are having Kids left, right, and center, without thinking of the consequence. And then, once the little thing is here, the parents no longer want it, because they realise that having kids are a huge responsibily, especially financialy. Yet, contraceptives are free from government clinics / institutes. But yes, the Government has to start punishing with the intent of sending a CLEAR message to perpetrators. Or do as they do in China, 1 Kid per household, anything more, you should pay double tax. That way I wouldn't have to stare it tiny kiddies standing emaciated at Traffic Lights Begging for something to eat. Totally boggles my mind.

  • busi.tshabalala - 2012-05-31 13:37

    OMG!!! I'm speechless.

  • anastaciat1 - 2012-05-31 13:41

    That's a dumpest thing a living, breathing human being can do. Her own flesh and blood, for God's sake she just has to spend her rest of her life in jail.

  • khumo.o.mosiane - 2012-05-31 13:49

    charnelle calm down......... she is a close friend of mine and I think that her current situation basically drove her toooo the psychotic measures of killing the child she had with this man..... the pressures of life are hectic do not judge

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