Mother suspected of killing her two kids could get 14 years

On Tuesday the Public Prosecutor demanded fourteen years in prison and mandatory psychiatric treatment against Aurelie V. for the murder of her 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter in October 2013, ANP reports.

According to the Public Prosecutor, V. cut both the throat of her disabled son and her daughter. The girl also had a stab wound in the chest and wounds on her fingers, presumably from trying to fight off the attack. After killing her kids, V. took an overdose of antidepressant paroxetine and injured herself.

V. previously acknowledged that she is responsible for the death of her children, but said she killed them in a delusion. “I acted like a robot. I did it, but did not think about it, I did it in a delusion”, she said to the court two weeks ago. “I don’t know what came over me that day.”

Her two counselors suspect that their is a link between V.'s aggression and the antidepressants she swallowed. But according to the prosecutor, no such link can be scientifically proven.

The Public Prosecutor believes that V. acted with premeditation when she murdered her kids. She locked the doors, closed the curtains, wrote a suicide note and then murdered her children with a kitchen knife. The girl's body was found covered with a ruck. She had bandages around her neck. According to the Prosecutor, these facts contradict V.'s claim that she acted on a whim.