Vienna woman held for killing three daughters

Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Published: 17:53, Oct 17,2020


A woman on Saturday confessed to killing her three young daughters in an apartment in Vienna, the Austrian police said, without giving a motive.

The 31-year-old called the emergency services in the early hours saying she wanted to kill herself, and when the police turned up they found the bodies of an eight-month-old baby and a three-year-old girl.

The woman’s nine-year-old daughter was taken to hospital but was unable to be saved, the police said, adding that the mother had some light injuries herself.

According to local media reports, the three girls were suffocated.

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