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    Mother, 3 children found hanged in Texas

    [size=16pt]Mother, 3 children found hanged in Texas [/size]

    [size=12pt]Fourth child survives in what appears to be murder-suicide[/size]

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    HUDSON OAKS, Texas - A young mother who may have been depressed apparently hanged three of her small daughters and herself in a closet using pieces of clothing and sashes, authorities said Tuesday.

    A fourth child, an 8-month-old daughter, was also found dangling in the closet but was rescued.

    “It’s horrendous. That’s all I can say,” Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said. Authorities did not immediately identify the dead children, ages 5, 3 and 2.

    After the 23-year-old woman failed to show up for work, her sister, who lived nearby, forced her way into the locked residence in the Oak Hills mobile home park, about 25 miles west of Fort Worth in this rural community of 1,600 people.

    Infant OK
    The sheriff said the sister rescued the infant when she realized the baby girl was still alive. The infant was listed in good condition Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital, Fowler said.

    The sheriff said the hangings appeared to be murder-suicide because the trailer’s doors were locked from the inside and a relative said the woman had been depressed.

    NBC affiliate KXAS reported that no suicide note was found at the scene.

    The young mother and her girls were last seen alive Monday evening, authorities said. She was believed to be separated from her husband.

    “I just got a big kick out of watching the kids play over there on her porch, and today it’s sad, very sad,” said neighbor Joyce Harris.

    Grim precedent
    Neighbors in the rural community of 1,600 were stunned. Less than five years earlier, another Hudson Oaks family was torn apart when Dee Etta Perez, 39, shot her three children, ages 4, 9 and 10, before killing herself.

    Texas has seen a disturbing number of child killings by mothers in recent years.

    Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the family’s Houston bathtub in 2001. In 2003, Deanna Laney beat her two young sons to death with stones in East Texas, and Lisa Ann Diaz drowned her daughters in a Plano bathtub. Dena Schlosser fatally severed her 10-month-old daughter’s arms with a kitchen knife in 2004.

    All four of those women were found innocent by reason of insanity. Yates initially was convicted of capital murder, but it was overturned on appeal.

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    Re: Mother, 3 children found hanged in Texas

    R.I.P. youngins. :'(

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    Re: Mother, 3 children found hanged in Texas

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    If you're unhappy Kill yourself don't kill the kids


    R.I.P
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    Re: Mother, 3 children found hanged in Texas

    Another tragic story to hit the airways.
    23 years old with 4 children already, and no father in the picture.
    I'm sure she was depressed and felt overwhelmed. But that is very very sad she felt she had to go to that extreme of taking her own childrens lives and her own.
    It's a harsh world we live in at times, but there is always help out there for those who seek it.
    May they all rest in peace.


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    Re: Mother, 3 children found hanged in Texas

    I heard this on the radio earlier today. It's awful...just plain awful.

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