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Sisters found murdered in Lower Saxony

The Local · 12 Apr 2011, 16:30

Published: 12 Apr 2011 16:30 GMT+02:00

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Both girls had suffered stab wounds, police said. They were called to the scene in the town of Langelsheim, near Goslar, shortly after 8am Tuesday by the girls’ grandfather. The mother, 34, was still the scene and she is now the focus of the investigation, police said.

A third daughter, also five, was taken to hospital with superficial cuts. She was being cared for by her grandparents.

The grandfather phoned the emergency services Tuesday morning and said he had just discovered the bodies of his two grandchildren in the house, police said. Paramedics rushed to the scene, but the children were already dead.

The Braunschweig state prosecutor ordered a forensic examination of the crime scene Tuesday. Police and the prosecutor’s office refused to comment further.

However a press conference is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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Just three weeks ago, the bodies of two sisters, aged eight and 11, were found by their own mother in Krailling, Bavaria. The girls' 50-year-old uncle is the chief suspect in that case.

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Your comments about this article

19:56 April 12, 2011 by xx.weirich.xx
Oh wow... why would someone do something like that... :(
20:53 April 12, 2011 by whpmgr
After Rwanda, I quit asking why, just when will it all stop, and I think the answer is when the last person on earth takes their last breath.
01:37 April 13, 2011 by Logic Guy
Well, I must admit that this one is quite disturbing, considering what happened just 3 weeks ago.

We can not see such tragedies as being a normal part of life. This is NOT ok.

The fact is, there is a very simple and effective solution for things like this.

Although humans will always have crazy thoughts, however, with an effective form of Psychology, such violence would literally become vague memories of the past.

A very famous writer once said "We all have demons within us, and sometimes they win." Well, this observation is perhaps true for now, but with the appropriate knowledge, humanity could make it obsolete.
18:55 April 13, 2011 by Gretl
While I understand the rights to report the news, I always cringe because news stories seem spawn copycats. Look at the school rampage killings that have gone global. Let's hope parents stay away from chainsaws and their children.
19:50 April 13, 2011 by Dartmoor
A very tragic story
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