Emergency services workers cover off the perimeter fence of a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The woman, who was not identified by police in a statement released Sunday afternoon, was charged with eight counts of murder. She is the mother of seven of the eight children, who range in age from 18 months and 15 years old.
She is the mother of seven of the eight children, who range in age from 18 months and 15 years old. She is an aunt to one of the children. She was arrested Saturday.
Police found the dead children after responding to a call regarding a woman with serious injuries. Autopsies should be completed by Sunday afternoon, Queensland Police Detective Inspector Bruno Ansicar said.
The hospitalized woman appeared before a magistrate during a bedside hearing Sunday. She is still in police custody. Read more…