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Mother who killed sons found 'mentally ill'

The Local/js · 30 Dec 2011, 14:23

Published: 30 Dec 2011 14:23 GMT+01:00

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Her condition is so serious that she should should be sentenced to psychiatric care, rather than prison, if she is convicted for the killings.

The bodies of her two sons, Elias 4 and Tevin 8, were found in the water near a jetty at the Munkholm swimming area in Sigtuna in late September.

After first denying she had killed the boys, the 30-year-old mother later that she had caused their deaths.

Karl-Gunnar Wiman, the father of Elias, reported both boys missing on September 18th after a telephone call to the mother, which gave him a feeling that “all was not right”.

He welcomed the results presented Friday of the psychiatric evaluation ordered by the Attunda District Court in October.

“She is in need of care. That is for sure,” he told the Expressen newspaper.

“We all knew this was the case. It is not normal to do what she did.”

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The killings also prompted reviews of schools in the area at the time, after it was revealed that it took 13 days without contact from the mother before the school contacted social services about the absence of the two boys.

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Your comments about this article

18:17 December 30, 2011 by jostein
Why name the father but not the mother? What games are yo playing?
19:44 December 30, 2011 by prince T
the father was not in costody of the children, that may be the reason why. however the father is also irresponsible. he should have done something the better the cause of his children when the mother was without work and electricity. it shows he was not invovled in the life of his children.
20:56 December 30, 2011 by jostein
prince T

My guess is that the reason swedish media names this father by name (swedish name) but not the mother (foreign name) is this strange agenda of swedish media. The way it stand they wish the woman to look swedish. I mean CMON! This is just a tragedy? Noone can infer anything else than a mother with severe mental illness. Tragic and sad and not witness of anything but that mental illness can be horrific. But still swedish media continue their strange game. The natural mediabehaviour in this case would have been to name noone.

Ill report this comment to let the local decide if it should stand. But i just think that swedish media is neurotic in the extreme. And also racist in their own twisted way.
04:45 December 31, 2011 by DOZ
Maybe if Parents were required to take a Psych Exam before being allowed to take a Baby home, this kind of evil wouldn't happen.
10:52 December 31, 2011 by Puffin

I doubts it would have aby effect at all - mental illnesses can be acquired at any time - for example Post Natal Depression!!
11:27 December 31, 2011 by matona1
i am depressed by this story,i need a whisky
20:46 December 31, 2011 by Grokh
shes mentally ill.. REALLY?! i thought only normal people killed their 8 and 4 year olds -_-x

then people complain government puts their nose where they dont belong , some people should go through psyquiatric evaluation before being allowed to have kids
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