Mother says death of 2 children was failed murder-suicide bid

Posted on August 1, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

CRIME JUL. 30, 2013 – SAITAMA —

Police in Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, said Monday that a woman arrested on suspicion of murdering her two children has confessed that it was part of a failed murder-suicide bid.

According to police, 44-year-old Harumi Ishikawa contacted emergency services at around 1 a.m. on Sunday to report that she had slashed her wrists. Fuji TV reported that police found that she had apparently stabbed her 14-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son to death with a kitchen knife prior to making the call.

During police questioning, Ishikawa was quoted as saying that she had planned to kill her children before taking her own life. Doctors have described her injuries as minor.

Japan Today

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