Lyn Benedetto, 47, told authorities that to prevent her family from suffering, she had her daughters, 11 and 14, lie on a bed, took a box cutter knife to their throats, then cut herself March 19.
The suspect reportedly drove the victims to a friend’s home that she thought was empty, planning to die there.
Damn, that's awful.
also, an elderly man in Taiwan committed suicide.
Oh come on now! We don't need HuffPo style headlines here.
It is a terrible story, but - it was an ATTEMPTED murder. Luckily the mother was not successful. From the ABC story, "The two victims were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital for “moderate though non life threatening injuries”"
The upside to the story? The two girls may now have a jumpstart toward atheism once they get enough therapy to deal with the trauma of having their own mother try to kill them.
As for folks that just want to off themselves, like the guy in Taiwan, well they should not have been so gullible, but that's a matter for the Darwin Awards. But those that harm others, like this mother, should rot in prison for a very long time for imposing their crazy beliefs upon others.
Sorry I mislabeled as murder. It should be attempted murder as noted in this thread. I will change the headline, however that might make follow up more difficult.