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Nephews stabbed at Christmas: aunt explains suffering from postnatal depression


"That evening, she explains having completely lost her footing", without "any trigger" identified during the Christmas meal, said the prosecution.

The woman who stabbed her nephew to death and tried to kill her niece and her infant in Limay, Yvelines, on Christmas night, admitted the facts and explained that she was suffering from post-natal depression, explained on Saturday December 26 the floor of Versailles.

Aged 31 and from Mantes-la-Jolie, a town bordering Limay, the woman was indicted for intentional homicide and double attempted homicide on a 15-year-old minor.

To read also: Yvelines: a girl and her brother stabbed by their aunt, the deceased boy

During her custody, "

she explained very precisely the facts, which she recognized, explaining that she had a very serious post-partum depression after the birth of her baby

" last November, the prosecution told AFP.


That evening, she explains having completely lost her footing

", without "

any trigger

" identified during the Christmas dinner.

She is someone described by those close to her as particularly gentle and attentive with children,

” he added, adding that she used to spoil her nephew and niece.

She has been working for ten years in a nursery school.

Since giving birth, she shared "

a very great fatigue to those close to her



She gave birth last November 14 and from there everything collapsed

", reports the


, who quotes the husband questioned by the police.

Thursday evening, for Christmas, she had dinner with her sister and her brothers, as well as her husband, at her parents' place, in a public housing building near the station in the small town of Limay, in the western suburbs of Paris.

Three children were also present: her 10-year-old nephew, her 4-year-old niece and her baby.


Everyone is there, except the mother of the two children, who follows a course in a nursing school

", specifies a source close to the file in



At the end of the dinner, her husband, a communications engineer, returns alone to their brand new home because the young woman, exhausted since giving birth, was staying with her parents in Limay.


Married for over a year, they had a life project: a child, a new house ...

", noted the prosecution.

One of his brothers also returns, leaving his two children to sleep there.

But during the night, the woman took her nephew and niece to the playground behind the building, "

armed with a knife and a cutter

", injuring them several times.

Some wounds attest to "

great violence, a form of persistence


Then she went to look for her infant in the apartment, which she "

pricked with the point of a knife



She did not completely commit her irreparable gesture towards him, but it was her intention

", according to the prosecution.

The alert was given around 3:15 am by neighbors and then by the grandmother.

Despite the intervention of the emergency services, the boy died on the spot.

His autopsy will take place on Monday, December 28.

The girl, seriously injured, is still in the hospital.

Its vital prognosis is not engaged.

The infant was also taken care of.

Source: lefigaro

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