Australian woman taken into custody for slaining 8 children

  • An Australian mother has been taken into custody on Friday, December 20, for the mass killing of eight children in the city of Cairns, northeast Australia, according to media reports. The 37-year-old woman who is said to be the mother of seven children and the aunt of the eighth involved in the tragedy is presently watched over by police at the Cairns Base Hospital.

    This yet another soul-stirring incident, after a fatal hostage-taking of a central cafe in Sydney, has added a disturbing week for Australia.