- Nov 4, 2010
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This is something I am struggling to think through as well. If she was in psychosis and didn't know right from wrong how did she know enough to wait for the window of opportunity. What happened that morning before the husband headed out. Was she faking that she was 'okay' so he felt he could leave for a short time? Was it a regular thing for him to go to the store etc. and leave her with the kids? How come she chose to murder the kids and not just herself. What's the story with the meds? Did she have mental health issues before and had been on meds? Was the condition (if there was one before) exasperated after baby #3 was born? Did the doctor(s) do her a disservice by switching her meds and/or adding more meds in such a short period of time? How come she was not on an involuntary hold in the hospital? I give the husband credit as I don't think I would be able to stand by my partner's side if they had killed my children. I would file for divorce and consult a lawyer and wait to see how this court case plays out. Sounds harsh but I know I couldn't move past it. If it was the meds that were the cause then I would sue the prescribing doctor(s).Her husband said he was aware of all her struggles of course, totally involved with her/ the children that were his life, their care, her care. EVERYTHING. I'd think if he saw her NOT able to be with her babies and behaving not well in any way, he'd NEVER of left her to go pick up take out. No matter what he was told. IN that short amount of time, once he was out the door, she acted. That is what I can't get past. Then she went upstairs to the 2nd floor it seems, the children were in the basement, and jumped out. She was aware to attempt to harm herself /suicide. THis all happened as soon as her husband was out the door. She acted quickly. This to me is so tricky concerning the charges in this case. I am aware of the psychosis and mainly, to me, was due to the drugs affecting her mind for a while on top of the chemical changes due to post partum. It's just that in my mind, she waited for her chance. Yes, I'm sick about it of course. I think she is 34 and her life is over /any future. I also am not sure how long her husband can sustain himself emotionally and mentally as well, as he has been in this awful thing so far, once time and reality shows it's signs.