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Reading the news this morning, I'm struggling to imagine why or how a woman could kill seven of her own children and her young niece as well.
It appears that there had been no warning signs and no-one considered there were problems in the family.
Why would a mother kill her children?

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I can't even fathom it. Perhaps she was mentally ill.
It saddens me beyond words that someone could be that ill - I mean, just imagine how ill you would have to be to kill anyone, never mind your own children! - and no-one knew her well enough to realise.
I can't think of a sensible reason for this. A mother that does this must be psychotic or on drugs.
Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident, and I have heard similar stories many times before. A number of times it has involved the father killing the children after marriage fell apart or the mother killing the children because she has mental health problems.
The idea that anyone could have serious enough problems to kill without being known as having a problem, that worries me! I would like to think that there would be help offered before things could get that bad.
To do what she has done would mean she has lost all touch with reality, and is very much mentally ill.
Yes, psychosis maybe? It's just awful.
It very much looks like it....she was acting very strange in the street people said ...before she went back in, and then of course we know the rest.
by jonaja
I would not say much because I do not know what was going on with her. But she certainly needed help. It is terribly sad.
I think there must be a billion reasons why women do that stuff, and none of them have easy solutions. It's just entirely too complicated for any one person to understand I think. What a giant mess.
It's a sad sad thing. We don't know what kind of troubles she had so I won't pass any judgement.
To murder SEVEN kids' is by-product of drug affected, mentally unstable woman.
Any precursor signs flew under radar. Typical.
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