Woman arrested for murder of eight children after stabbing in Cairns


A 37-year-old Cairns woman has been arrested for the murder of eight children, seven of them her own.

Police said the woman, who is also suspected of killing her niece, was “awake, lucid and able to speak”.

Detective inspector Bruno Asnicar said the woman was under guard in Cairns hospital where she was recovering from self-inflicted wounds.

“At this stage we’re not looking for anyone else,” he told reporters.

Asnicar said police had found a number of “edged weapons, knives” in the house in Murray St, Manoora, Queensland.

He added that police had removed the bodies from the home and the coroner and pathologists would conduct autopsies and identify victims with the help of the family.

The children are reported to range in age from 18 months to 15 years.


:gopray2: Hopefully the law of bad things happening in threes means this will be the last of the tragedies now. Phil Hughes died in a cricket match on 27 Nov. The Sydney hostages died on 16 Dec. and now this tragedy in Cairns!

God rest all the poor souls involved and comfort those left behind. :signofcross:


Gracious and merciful Father, please have mercy.

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Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.


Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now and
At the hour of our death.





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