Mother Slays Two Young Daughters With Hatchet
This is such a sad and disturbing story! This woman murdered her two little girls, ages 4 and 7, claiming that a ghost did committed the slayings. The woman had self-inflicted wounds from the hatchet and expressed interest in dying herself.
The mother has been charged with two counts of murder in the first degree. Police are investigating the mental stability of this women, who was on depression medication that was prescribed after she had a miscarriage.
First of all, I cannot even fathom how a mother could commit such an act. These were her babies, her sweet young, innocent daughters that she mercilessly slayed with a hatchet. Those poor babies! At least their suffering is over now.
As the investigation continues, police will determine her mental state and whether or not this contributed to the crime. Did the drugs she was prescribed make her crazy? Or was she in such a deep depression after her miscarriage that she needed more support? Although I do believe that anti-depressants can be beneficial to some, the treatment should be closely monitored for both improvement and decline.