An unfortunate case surprised the inhabitants of Kiev, in Ukraine after a woman identified as Ekaterina Babkina drowned her children Anna and Danil, aged six and five respectively.

After taking her children to eat pizza at a restaurant in the area, she took them to the river where she drowned them, and then tried to do the same. After failing to do so, she wandered along a highway until authorities found her, 24 hours later.

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According to what the woman told the police that arrested her, she drowned the children to ‘save’ them from the end of the world. The woman, who worked as a nurse teacher, was in a deep depression after she was left alone with her children after divorcing her ex-husband, who had left her to marry a younger woman.

One of the woman’s friends told the authorities that Ekaterina suspected her husband’s infidelity, and feared she would leave her for a woman younger than her, which happened, which caused her to fall into depression.

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The authorities practiced a variety of psychological tests on the woman, and after which they determined that Ekaterina was not responsible for her actions during the crime, since she was in a highly vulnerable mental situation, which still afflicts her.

The woman was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, because the conditions presented by the woman did not make her fit to purge a sentence behind bars. The acquaintances of the woman were shocked with the event, because they assured that she was a very loving and calm woman: “I have not met a teacher as calm as she. She loved her children too, especially her son. She always used to smile and is friendly.”


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