Published February 22, 2013
A French woman has been arrested after her three children were found with their throats slit at their home near Paris Friday.
Sky News reports that two of the kids—a 9-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son—died of multiple stab wounds. Their 17-year-old brother was still alive when emergency services arrived, but later died of his wounds.
Their father, a doctor, discovered the scene after returning home in the morning from work, according to judicial sources and police. He was reportedly in a state of shock.
"The children had their throats slit but we are still awaiting forensic reports," authorities told Sky.
Police launched a hunt for the mother after the bodies were found, eventually apprehending her and holding her in Paris.
The family lived in a suburb east of Paris called Dampmart.
Investigators said the couple was having marital problems.