Kenosha cops: Mom killed 2 children, stabbed herself

SHARE Kenosha cops: Mom killed 2 children, stabbed herself

KENOSHA, Wis. — Police said a Kenosha woman killed her two children in a premeditated attack and then tried to kill herself.

Kenosha Police Chief John Morrissey said at a news conference Sunday that authorities think the children, ages 1 and 3, were medicated and suffocated.

He said their mother was found with self-inflicted stab wounds. Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

Morrissey said police found a journal the mother left outlining the crime. He said she also sent a package to her sister describing her plans. It arrived on Sunday.

The woman was released from a hospital and was in custody at the Kenosha County jail. Morrissey said police will refer homicide charges to prosecutors. The Associated Press isn’t naming the woman because she hasn’t been formally charged.

Police said the father wasn’t a suspect.


The Latest
It seemed to dawn on Reichel that the Hawks need him to take charge of their offense, provided he doesn’t do so in a reckless way. He powered their best performance in a while, even in a 5-3 defeat.
A grand jury in New York votes to charge the ex-president in a case involving payments made in the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims he had sex with a porn star. ‘He did not commit any crime,’ a Trump lawyer said.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., sitting on millions of dollars of campaign cash, used Trump’s indictment to raise more money for his already abundant congressional campaign fund.
The Vermont senator aimed to energize Johnson’s progressive base and lift turnout among younger voters, who failed to turn up for the first round of balloting.