New Taipei woman sentenced to death for murdering her two children

Focus Taiwan
Date: 11/26/2020
By: Shen Pei-yao, Chang Hsiung-feng,
Christie Chen and Matthew Mazzetta

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New Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) A woman who killed her young son and daughter before attempting suicide earlier this year was sentenced to death by the New Taipei District Court on Wednesday, for a crime described by the court as "extremely cruel and cold-blooded."

The 30-year-old woman, surnamed Wu (吳), was a single mother who raised an 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son on her own after a divorce.

On Feb. 13 this year, after an argument with her brother and his wife, Wu drove her children to a motel in New Taipei's Wugu District to stay overnight. While in the room that night, she attempted to suffocate the children with pillows, but failed as they fought back, according to the court.

Two days later, however, Wu drugged her children with sleeping pills before strangling them with a rope in the motel. She later texted her ex-husband a message that read: "I'm gone. I'm going to be with the kids, or they will feel lonely," according to the court.    [FULL  STORY]

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