Dad throws kids off balcony, jumps

2012-05-21 13:59

Rome - Police in northern Italy say a father has thrown his two young children to their deaths from a sixth floor apartment balcony before jumping to his death.

Brescia police spokesperson Nicoletta Di Maio says the mother, who was home at the time, is currently in the hospital under sedation.

Italian news agency ANSA said the 41-year-old man had lost his job a year ago, but it wasn't clear if economic difficulties were to blame. Italy, which is back in recession, has seen a rash of suicides in recent weeks.

Di Maio said the man first threw his children, aged four and 14 months, and then threw himself off the balcony. He died immediately; the children were pronounced dead at the hospital.

  • Alan - 2012-05-21 14:20

    Sick baas ted.

  • Andre - 2012-05-21 14:25

    My heart goes out to that poor, poor mother...

  • James - 2012-05-21 14:32

    What could ever be so bad that you murder your children? I can't think of a single thing that comes remotely close.

  • Marriette - 2012-05-21 14:51

    Suicide is not the solution to any problem..... theres always a light at the end of the tunnel..... :-(

  • colin.langley - 2012-05-21 15:21

    My heart is so sore right now. I can imagine being in his position, trying to raise a family with no hope. It disgusts me that all the politicians and banks who caused all this mess in the first place have not seen the full might of the law!

  • patrick.mampane - 2012-05-21 15:35


  • Carla - 2012-05-21 15:47

    That poor mother. I think you'll find that she'll more than likely end up throwing herself off that same balcony. I don't think you ever get over the loss of a child.

  • Peter-Peter - 2012-05-21 16:03

    sho...this is baaaaaaaaaad

  • Michaele - 2012-05-21 16:07

    It is so sad that the world revolves around money, doomed with it, doomed without it. Why take the children with you, this is sickenning, what did they do to dersve such an awful death?

  • easter.nation - 2012-05-21 17:30

    suicide iz nt da solution, let da world reduce da lve of money

  • jonathan.whelan.372 - 2012-12-29 12:13


  • Jennifer Hackney Jordaan - 2013-06-18 18:23

    Why kill the children. So innocent.

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