Mom poisons 5 children aged 1 to 8 but leaves 11-year-old eldest son alive before trying to jump under train
A young mother of six allegedly poisoned five out of six of her children in Germany on September 3. The woman then attempted to kill herself by jumping in front of a train.
The woman has been identified as Christiane K who is believed to be in a serious condition after she hurled herself onto the tracks at Dusseldorf station. The station is around 20 miles away from the apartment where she left her three daughters and two sons dying, Daily Mail reports. The victims include three girls aged 1-and-a-half, two and three years old, while the two boys were Luca, 8, and Timo, 6.
Christiane's oldest child, 11-year-old Marcel was unharmed and had taken the train along with his mother after the crime but had traveled to his grandmother's house in Monchengladbach after his mother got off at Dusseldorf. The 27-year-old mother tried to kill herself at the Dusseldorf Central Station before being rescued from the tracks.
According to RTL, a police source had shared that the children had been poisoned using tablets. The surviving child, Marcel, is being looked after by relatives while the authorities have been unable to contact the children's father. Marcel had been with his mother after she poisoned her other children. The police revealed that the children's grandmother informed of the horrific incident at 2 pm and ambulances were then rushed to the flat in Solingen.
It is reported that the first responders on the scene were traumatized with the crime scene and with what they found. One report revealed that the rescuers had attempted to revive the children but were unfortunately too late to save them. Police spokesman Stefan Weiand said the case was a 'tragic situation' and the mother was not in a fit state to be questioned by the police. Weiand told WDR, "We are assuming a crime was committed. How and why that happened, we cannot say."
Member of the German parliament, Jurgen Hardt, said that he had reacted in 'horror' upon hearing the news of the deaths. He said, "I wish the emergency services and the police strength as they deal with the case, which will affect them deeply as well."
Many social media users commented on the news of the sickening crime in shock and horror. One such user took to Facebook to say, "If the mother makes it she will be label from her attorney having a mental illness and she will be locked up hopefully for life....Those children's lives cut short by a crazy mother....who tried suicide once before... I feel bad for her 11 yr old son... he will need some counseling... I hope they find the dad to step in.there is more to this story then What is being said... RIP little ones...."
Another commented and said, "Why take innocent souls with you, it’s your illness, not theirs.... I can’t comprehend this. Yes she clearly had issues, but my biggest fear in life would be to leave them behind admittedly, but there are many homes who would like to adopt or foster surely this is better than murdering them. Sorry, selfish is all it is and my heart goes to them poor kiddies. Sleep tight ....just why?"
"Poor kids. feel just as bad for the one that survived he/she will live with so much lifelong trauma," commented another.